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Proclamations of King Charles III made across Aire and Wharfe valleys

Ceremonies took place on Sunday afternoon across our area - including in Ilkley, Skipton and Keighley - to formally proclaim Charles III as the new King.

In Ilkley the proclamation of the King's accession to the throne was made at 3pm at the Cenotaph in the Memorial Gardens, with the formal announcement made by the Mayor of Ilkley Councillor Mark Stidworthy in the presence of the Deputy Lieutenant of West Yorkshire Suzanne Watson and civic dignitaries.

Councillor Stidworthy said: "The Town Council was honoured to be able to organise this Proclamation ceremony for the people of Ilkley. Many residents of Ilkley have a very deep attachment to Her Majesty The Queen. Her enduring duty to the nation and longevity on the throne ensured she was a Head of State to whom people could look with confidence at moments of tragedy and celebration alike.

"The Proclamation allowed our town a moment of reflection and prayer to acknowledge the sad passing of a much-loved Monarch, and an opportunity to look forwards as townsfolk cheered the Accession of our new King, Charles III. As the Proclamation reads, we hope His Majesty will be blessed with long and happy years to reign over us. I would like to thank Deputy Lieutenant Suzanne Watson and the Reverend Mike Coe, along with Town Council staff and others, for enabling Ilkley to experience this historic event which was valued by the many residents that attended."

The Keighley event in the Town Hall Square at 2.30pm was attended by Robbie Moore MP, with the proclamation read by Keighley Town Mayor Councillor Luke Maunsell.

Robbie Moore then went on to Silsden to attend the ceremony in the town's Memorial Gardens at 4pm.

In Skipton, the proclamation was made by Councillor Simon Myers, chairman of Craven District Council at 4pm.


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