KING Charles III’s ascension to the throne was commemorated in Tendring today as officials welcomed in the new monarch following the Queen’s death.


Peter Harris, chairman of Tendring Council, made an official proclamation on Sunday, formally announcing the handover of power.


The special occasion took place at 2pm on the steps of Clacton Town Hall and dignitaries and members of the public were in attendance.

Flags at Tendring Council buildings had been being flown at half-mast during the period of national mourning but will now be fully flown during the Proclamation period.


Peter Harris said: “The ceremony was a truly historic emotional event. Proud veterans, residents, councillors and officials stood shoulder to shoulder showing respect to our beloved Queen and at the same time celebrating our new King Charles III.


"It was a once in a lifetime experience for many of us. I felt incredibly honoured to read the proclamation and extremely proud of Tendring and the way that everyone carried out our duties and responsibilities.”