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VoL. 86.] SAINT VINCOL NT, FRIDAY, 29 MAY, 1953. [No. 32.
WEARING OF UNIFORMS AND MEDALS AT CORONATION.
It is hereby notified for general information that permission has been given by
His Excellency the.Governor for all retired officers of the Royal Navy, Army and
Royal Air Force to wear uniform on Coronation Day, 2nd June, 1953, and at official
receptions during Coronation week.
His Excellency hopes that all Ex-Servicemen and Ex-Servicewomen will wear
their medals on Coronation Day.
27th May, 1953.
His Honour the Administrator will, on the 2tid June, 1953, at the combined
parade for the Celebration of the Coronation and Birthday of Her Majesty Queen
Elizabeth II make an Oral Proclamation approving a change in the style and titles
appertaining to the Crown.
A. V. KING,
Governmen t Secretary.
29th May, 1953.
The following Proclamation by Her Majesty the Queen approving a, change in
the style and titles appertaining to the Crown is hereby published for general
By the Queen:
WHEREAs there has been passed in the present session of Parliament the Royal
Titles Act, 1953, which Act recites that it is expedient that the style and titles at
present appertaining to the Crown should be altered so as to reflect more clearly
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the existing constitutional relations of the members of the Commonwealth to one
another and their recognition of the Crown as the symbol of their free association
and of the Sovereign as the Head of the Commonwealth, and which Act also recites
that it was agreed between the representatives of Her Majesty's Governments in
the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, The Union of South Africa,
Pakistan and Ceylon assembled in London in the month of December, Nineteen
hundred and fifty-two, that there is need for an alteration thereof which, whilst
permitting tinges of the use in relation te each of those countries of a form suiting
its particular circumstances, would retain a substantial element common to all;
AND WHEREAS by the said Act the assent of the Parliament of the United
Kingdom was given to the .adoption by us, for use in relation to the United
Kingdom and all the other territories of whose foreign relations our Government
in the United Kingdom is responsible, of such styles and titles as we may think fit
having regard to the said agreement, in lieu of the style and titles at present
appertaining to the Crown, and to the issue by us for that purpose of our Royal
Proclamation under the Great Seal of the Realm :
WE HAVE THOUGHT FIT, and we do hereby APPOINT and DECLARE, by and with the
advice of our Privy Council, that so far as convenient may be, on all occasions and
in all Instruments wherein our style and titles are used in relation to all or anyone
or more of the following, that is to say, the United Kingdom and all the other
territories for whose foreign relations our Government in the United Kingdom is
responsible, our style and titles shall henceforth be accepted, taken and used as
the same are set forth in the manner and form following, that is to say, the same
shall be expressed in the English tongue by these words :
"ELIZABETH II, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain
and Northern Ireland and of her other Realms and territories Queen, Head
of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith"
And in the Latin tongue by these words:-
"ELIZABETH II Dei Gratia Britanniarum Regiorumque Suorum Ceterorum
Regina, Consortionis Populorum Princeps, Fidei Defensor."
GlVEN at Our Court at Buckingham Palace this 28th day of May in the
Year of Our Lord One Thousand Nine Hundred and Fifty-three, and in the
Second Year of Our reign.
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.
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