The reign of His Majesty King Charles III will be proclaimed in towns across Suffolk this Sunday after the death of the Queen.

In line with royal protocols, the formal announcement of the new monarch – known as the proclamation of the accession – will be made from St James Palace and at the Royal Exchange in London.

The same proclamation will then be read in Cardiff, Belfast and Edinburgh on Sunday.

The first reading in Suffolk will be from Ipswich Town Hall at 1pm on Sunday, with crowds expected to gather on the Cornhill.

Bury Mercury: The proclamation will be read from Ipswich Town HallThe proclamation will be read from Ipswich Town Hall (Image: Archant)

Mayors, community leaders, dignitaries and other public figures will gather on the steps of the Town Hall to hear Major Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, the High Sheriff of Suffolk, read the proclamation.

Military representatives based in Suffolk from the Royal Navy, the Army and the RAF will form a guard of honour at the steps of Ipswich Town Hall.

Representatives from the Royal British Legion, Royal Navy Association, Suffolk Regiment and the RAF Association and will display their colours, while the Leiston Royal British Legion band will play music, including the national anthem.

Ahead of the proclamation, the Lord-Lieutenant for Suffolk, Clare Countess of Euston, will address the crowd and a short service of affirmation from the Bishop of Ipswich and St Edmundsbury, The Rt Revd Martin Seeley, will follow the reading.

Each mayor attending the proclamation service will be presented with a scroll containing the words that will then be delivered to 23 towns across Suffolk.

Bury Mercury: The Queen died at Balmoral on Thursday afternoonThe Queen died at Balmoral on Thursday afternoon (Image: PA Wire/PA Images)

Clare, Countess of Euston, said: "Sunday will be a truly significant moment in the history of our nation and Suffolk is ready to play its role in making it a special memory for thousands of people.

"If you can, I would urge you to attend an event so that we can mark the beginning of the reign of His Majesty the King together.

Bury Mercury: Clare, Countess of EustonClare, Countess of Euston (Image: CHARLOTTE BOND)

"Whether at the county proclamation in Ipswich or a local event in one of twenty three towns across Suffolk, I hope there is an opportunity for everyone."

The 23 local proclamations of the accession will be held in the following towns at 3.30pm on Sunday:

  • Hadleigh – Market Place
  • Sudbury – Town Hall steps
  • Aldeburgh – Moot Hall
  • Beccles – Outside Kings Head on Sheepgate/New Market
  • Bungay – St Mary’s Church
  • Felixstowe – Town Hall
  • Framlingham – St Michael’s Church
  • Halesworth – Arboretum (War Memorial)
  • Kesgrave – All Saints Church
  • Leiston – Post Office Square
  • Lowestoft – War Memorial, Royal Plain
  • Saxmundham – Market Hill
  • Southwold – Town Hall
  • Woodbridge – Shire Hall
  • Eye – Town Hall
  • Needham Market – St John’s Church
  • Stowmarket – Market Place by the Memorial Clock
  • Brandon – Market Square
  • Bury St Edmunds – Angel Hill
  • Clare – Market Square
  • Haverhill - Market Square
  • Mildenhall - Market Square
  • Newmarket - Memorial Hall