HM Queen Elizabeth II

1926 – 2022


Condolence book

Book of Condolence opened at Barry Town Council Offices, King Square. The public are welcome to attend the Town Hall (on King Square) to sign the book between the hours of 9 am and 4 pm, Monday – Friday. Please ring the buzzer to alert the attention of office staff who will escort you to the Mayor’s Chamber.

Books of condolence have been opened to the public at the Civic and Dock Offices in Barry, and the Alps Depot in Wenvoe. All books will be open from 9am until 5pm, Monday to Friday and closed at 4pm on the day following the funeral.

The online Book of Condolence can be signed on the Royal Family Website or You can also sign the Vale of Glamorgan’s online book of Condolence.

Church Services

Arrangements are being made Nationwide for Church services, Details of your local services will be made available as they are finalised.

Accession and Proclamation

His Majesty, The King will be proclaimed at the Accession Council at 10.00hrs tomorrow morning 10th September in the State Apartments of St James’s Palace, London.

The Accession Council, attended by Privy Councillors, is divided into two parts. In Part I, the Privy Council, without The King present, will proclaim the Sovereign, and formally approve various consequential Orders, including the arrangements for the Proclamation. Part II, is holding by The King of His Majesty’s first Privy Council. The King will make his Declaration and read and sign an oath to uphold the security of the Church in Scotland and approve Orders in Council which facilitate continuity of government.”

The Accession Council will be followed by the Principal Proclamation, which will be read at 11.00hrs from the balcony overlooking Friary Court at St James’s Palace. The Proclamation will be read by Garter King of Arms, accompanied by the Earl Marshal, other Officers of Arms and the Sergeants at Arms. This is the first public reading of the Proclamation.

The Vale Of Glamorgan Council Proclamation Service – 11 September, 2022. Civic Offices Forecourt, Barry.

Order Of Proceedings

1.30pm – Guests to gather at Civic Reception– staff will marshal them to standing area

2pm – Flags raised to Full Mast

2.05pm – Mayor to read the Proclamation in English. Chief Executive to read the Proclamation in Welsh

2.10pm – Mayor’s Chaplain to read a Prayer for the King

2.15pm – Both national anthems to be played. God save the King first then Welsh National Anthem (one verse of each)

2.20pm – Mayor to thank everyone for attending, Close of event. Invited Guests to be escorted to the Corporate Suite for light refreshments Reception



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