Following the sad announcement of the death of Her Late Majesty The Queen, proclamations took place around the County. The High Sheriff of Kent delivered the County Proclamation in Maidstone with the Lord-Lieutenant present. Later on in the afternoon, Boroughs, Districts, Towns and Parishes held their own proclamations. The following wording is the official proclamation which was read at all proclamations.

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 of the United Kingdom of Great Britain
and Northern Ireland is solely and rightfully come to The Prince Charles Philip
Arthur George: We, therefore, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal of this Realm
and Members of the House of Commons, together with other members of Her
late Majesty’s Privy Council and representatives of the Realms and
Territories, Aldermen and Citizens of London, and others, 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 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 St. James’s Palace this tenth day of September in the year of Our
Lord two thousand and twenty-two.