Yesterday we learnt of the devastating news that HM Queen Elizabeth II had passed away and our thoughts are with the Royal family at this sad time.
The Queen demonstrated extraordinary dedication and commitment to duty throughout her Reign and did so with a graceful strength and admirable determination. She ruled throughout decades of change, from the dark post war years through to the new horizons of the 21 st century, providing essential continuity for the nation.
The Union Flag is flying at half-mast from the Public Hall. A Book of Condolence will be available in the Public Hall for the public to
sign from Friday 9th September and will be available until Friday 16th September between the hours of 9.30am and 4.00pm. Members of the public may prefer to sign an online condolence book held at www.royal.uk in due course.
Should residents wish to lay floral tributes, please do so in the church grounds to the left of the church entrance on the grass area.
On behalf of the people of Beaminster the Chairman, Councillor Craig Monks has written to Buckingham Palace to express the Town’s sorrow. He has commented that,
“70 years ago the Queen said “I declare before you all that in my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong.” That life of service that the Queen gave to our nations will be remembered as her legacy of tireless, dignified service to her people.”
Cllr Craig Monks
Beaminster Town Council
9th September 2022
Notice of proclamation:
His Majesty The King will be proclaimed at the Accession Council at 10.00hrs this morning 10th September in the State Apartments of St James’s Palace, London.
The Accession Council will be followed by the Principal Proclamation, which will be read at 11.00hrs from the balcony overlooking Friary Court at St James’s Palace. The Proclamation will be read by Garter King of Arms, accompanied by the Earl Marshal, other Officers of Arms and the Serjeants at Arms. This is the first public reading of the Proclamation.
The High Sheriff of Dorset, Dr Sibyl Fine King DL, will be reading the Proclamation of the Accession of HM King Charles lll on Sunday, 11th September at 1300 hours on the steps of County Hall.
Chairman Cllr Craig Monks will be reading the Proclamation of the Accession of HM King Charles lll on Sunday, 11th September at 1500 hours at the Public Hall.
In recognition of the new Sovereign, flags will be flown at full-mast from the time of the Principal Proclamation at St James’s Palace until one hour after the Proclamations in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, after which flags will return to half-mast in mourning for the death of Her Majesty The Queen.