“And so, on this momentous day, let us gathered here do as our forebears did those seventy years ago: let us join together in reflection and gratitude, and let us look forward to the reign of our new Sovereign, and this new chapter in our nation’s history”.
Dame Cindy addressed the crowd gathered at the steps of Parliament for the Proclamation of Accession ceremony, which acknowledged His Majesty King Charles III as King of New Zealand. The Proclamation was read in English by New Zealand Herald of Arms Extraordinary Phillip O’Shea, and in te reo by Parliamentary Kaumātua Kura Moeahu. Before the ceremony, a special meeting of the Executive Council was held to make an Order in Council proclaiming the accession of our new Sovereign.
You can read Dame Cindy's speech here.