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TITLE
Proclamation of Queen Elizabeth's Accession, 1952
EXTERNAL ID
ROMGH_PA_94_061
PLACENAME
Fortrose
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Rosemarkie
DATE OF IMAGE
February 1952
PERIOD
1950s
SOURCE
Groam House Museum
ASSET ID
39137
KEYWORDS
monarchs
shops
streets
royal proclamations
Proclamation of Queen Elizabeth's Accession, 1952

The proclamation of Queen Elizabeth's accession to the throne is read to a crowd gathered at the Mercat Cross, High Street, Fortrose on the Black Isle. Following the sudden death of King George VI, the 25 year old Princess Elizabeth formally proclaimed herself Queen on 8 February 1952. The Queen's accession was then publicly proclaimed across the country.

The proclamation is possibly being read by Provost McDowall. Some of the men wear black arm bands as a mark of respect following the death of the King. R. Miller's butcher shop can be seen at the rear.


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Proclamation of Queen Elizabeth's Accession, 1952

ROSS: Rosemarkie

1950s

monarchs; shops; streets; royal proclamations

Groam House Museum

Groam House Museum Photographic Collection

The proclamation of Queen Elizabeth's accession to the throne is read to a crowd gathered at the Mercat Cross, High Street, Fortrose on the Black Isle. Following the sudden death of King George VI, the 25 year old Princess Elizabeth formally proclaimed herself Queen on 8 February 1952. The Queen's accession was then publicly proclaimed across the country. <br /> <br /> The proclamation is possibly being read by Provost McDowall. Some of the men wear black arm bands as a mark of respect following the death of the King. R. Miller's butcher shop can be seen at the rear. <br /> <br /> <br /> This image may be available to purchase. For further information about purchasing and prices please email <a href="mailto: admin@groamhouse.org.uk">Groam House Museum</a>