Royal Proclamation

Yesterday I attended the local Royal Proclamation. This is a public event that repeats the official statement made in Westminister the day before.

This is a tradition that predates modern communication methods, but does seem a little antiquated. Having a Town Crier introduce the local Mayor (flanked by his mace wielder – more of a golden hammer).

The pronouncement was also dated. It presumed that the entire crowd was Christian (which is now not true for the majority of the population). Having public collective worship is something I have not seen since school (outside of Weddings and Funerals).

They expected the crowd to sing the first verse of the national anthem (there was deliberate enouciation of King) shout God Save The King and recite the Lords Prayer. Most did.

Overall a very odd event.

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