Town crier upset over proclaiming King Charles III by the wrong name

A town crier, who went viral for proclaiming the new monarch as 'George' instead of King Charles III, is said to be 'upset' that he got it wrong.

Kevin Ward was seen in a TikTok video in traditional dress as he yelled the proclamation of the new King on the high street in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, following the Queen's death on September 8.

With all confidence, he yelled: "Shall be the formal proclamation of the declaration of the ascension of King George…"

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He then realises his mistake and hilariously questioned and corrected himself loud enough for everyone to hear.

"George? CHARLES," he yelled, in the clip shared by Natalie Ellen Jones, which was captioned: "All hail King George."

While some people made light of the situation, Kevin was actually devastated over his mistake.

Speaking to the Bromsgrove Advertiser, Kevin said: "I have slogged my heart out this weekend and the video is not showing the other 100 times I cried the proclamation perfectly. It was one of the first times I had cried it.

“No one is going to be interested in the other times I got it right and got a round of applause.

“The whole weekend I was desperately trying to be so respectful and the last thing I would do is make fun out of the whole situation.”

Viewers joked that he had seen Hamilton too many times or wondered whether he confused the new King with his grandson Prince George or his grandfather King George VI.

One user wrote: "Is he talking about King Charles' Grandfather? Or his grandson?"

Another asked: "Did we skip both Charles and William then?"

A third said: "He mixed it up with the Hamilton script…"

Clarence House has confirmed the new King will officially be known as King Charles III following the death of his mother on September 8.

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Charles, who was born on November 14, 1948, is the eldest of the Queen and Prince Phillip 's four children.

Buckingham Palace made the announcement of the Queen's death at 6.30pm on Thursday, stating: "The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon.

"The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow."

You can leave your tributes to Queen Elizabeth II here .


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