Proclamation of HM King Charles III

Proclamation of HM King Charles III

The reign of His Majesty King Charles III has been proclaimed across the UK. The first proclamation in Suffolk was made at 1pm on Sunday 11 September from the balcony of Ipswich Town Hall and was read by the High Sheriff of Suffolk, Major Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton. 

The Royal Hospital School was requested by the Lord-Lieutenant of Suffolk to provide a Royal Navy contingent to the military presence, forming a Guard of Honour along with the regular Army and Royal Air Force. The proclamation marks a new era and we were delighted that some of our pupils were invited to be a part of it.  

This is a unique event of historical proportions and it was a great honour for the school, as we have both Royal and Naval heritage. Our cadets were great ambassadors and we were very proud of how they represented the school on the day.  

Our Cadets comments:

“It was an absolute honour to be a part of this historic event. I was not only representing my school but the Royal Navy as well. A once in a lifetime opportunity and experience that I am so proud to be a part of and one I will never forget.”

“An immense mix of emotions experienced - surreal and humbling, sombre yet a sense of hopeful anticipation in the atmosphere. I feel honoured to be able to represent the School and the Royal Navy on such a monumental occasion.”

“The proclamation of Kings Charles III was a wonderful experience, and I am very thankful to be given the opportunity to be a part of the Royal Hospital School Naval contingent on parade.”

“Sunday was a day that I don't think anyone could understand the scale and importance of unless they were there to experience it for themselves. It was amazing to think that we were part of something that will be marked in history'

“Sunday’s parade was the most honourable and noble thing I have ever done. It is always an honour to parade at the Royal Hospital School as a Guard Commander, but the experience I had on Sunday was something I will never forget and will always stay with me.”

“Honouring the Queen and proclaiming a new King whilst representing the school is one of the best opportunities that my school has ever given me. It was such an important historic event that is so impressive to just me alone. To be stood next to the Army, RAF and the Colour Party I felt proud to be there, and I could feel everyone around me felt the same way.”


We have created a page in memory of Her Majesty reflecting on her association and interactions with the school.