King’s Proclamation

The Accession Proclamation of His Majesty King Charles III:

“Whereas it has pleased Almighty God to call to His Mercy our late Sovereign Lady Queen Elizabeth the Second of Blessed and Glorious Memory, by whose Decease the Crown is solely and rightfully come to The Prince Charles Philip Arthur George: I, Major Matt Adams Royal Marines on behalf of His Majesty‚Äôs Commissioner for The British Indian Ocean Territory, Paul Candler, do now hereby with one voice and Consent of Tongue and Heart publish and proclaim that The Prince Charles Philip Arthur George is now, by the Death of our late Sovereign of Happy Memory, become our only lawful and rightful Liege Lord Charles the Third, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and all of His other Realms and Territories, King, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith, to whom we do acknowledge all Faith and Obedience with humble Affection; beseeching God by whom Kings and Queens do reign to bless His Majesty with long and happy Years to reign over us.”

Given at British Forces Headquarters, British Indian Ocean Territory, Diego Garcia this 11th day of September in the year of Our Lord 2022.