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Bermuda to hold proclamation ceremony on Sunday morning

Government House flag at half mast (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

Bermuda will mark the accession of King Charles III tomorrow with a Proclamation Ceremony on Front Street.

The ceremony, to begin at 9am, will be presided over by Governor Rena Lalgie.

A spokeswoman for Government House said that members of the public who want to attend should arrive by 8.30am.

The City of Hamilton has announced that the No 1 car park will be closed from 6pm on Saturday until the end of the ceremony at about 11am on Sunday.

A spokeswoman for the City said: “There will be road barriers and signage in place as sections of Front Street will be closed to traffic for the ceremony, namely from Queen Street to Court Street, inclusive of Burnaby Street.

“These road barriers will be lifted immediately following the event.”

The Union Flag and other British ensigns should be lowered to half-mast until 8am the day after the late Queen’s state funeral, the date of which has yet to be announced.

However, the public should raise the flags to full-mast on Saturday at 8am for the Proclamation Ceremony for the King at St James’s Palace in London.

The flags should remain at full-mast until the end of the Bermuda Proclamation Ceremony on Sunday morning.

Sporting bodies are asked to observe a moment of silence before their games this weekend in the wake of the death of the Queen.

The Official Book of Condolences will be available for signing at Government House between 10am and 4pm, Monday through Friday, until the day of the funeral.

Highlights of the Queen’s past visits to the island will be broadcast on CITV from 8pm tonight until Sunday evening.

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Published September 10, 2022 at 7:52 am (Updated September 10, 2022 at 7:52 am)

Bermuda to hold proclamation ceremony on Sunday morning

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