God save the King: full video of Charles’ proclamation on Westside

Thousands of people gathered on Westside to witness Birmingham’s official proclamation of King Charles III.

The huge crowd gathered in respectful silence to watch the special ceremony outside the Library of Birmingham in Centenary Square at 1pm on Sunday 11 September.

Westside BID commissioned a top videographer to record full footage for businesses, workers and the general public to watch the historic moment.

You can watch the proclamation of King Charles III on Westside here:

The proclamation was made by Cllr Maureen Cornish, the Lord Mayor of Birmingham, and as she addressed the general public she was flanked by senior local politicians and representatives of the military.

The city’s religious leaders were also present, headed by The Rt. Rev. David Urquhart, the Church of England’s Bishop of Birmingham.

Similar ceremonies took place in cities and towns across the UK today to herald in the new King following Queen Elizabeth II’s death, aged 96, at Balmoral Castle last Thursday.

Once the Lord Mayor had made the proclamation in Centenary Square, the City of Birmingham Brass Band played the national anthem, God Save the King, and the spectators all proudly sang along.

Mike Olley, general manager of Westside BID, said: “We were very proud to watch the proclamation of King Charles III here on Westside, which more than ever before is playing a major role as the modern centre of our great city.

“Thousands of people attended in person, but we wanted to make sure that we captured a full video recording so that everyone on Westside and across the city can watch what was such an historic moment with their families in the years to come.”

Westside’s video of the proclamation was recorded by Paula Young of Magic Lantern Media.

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