Town crier gets King Charles name wrong in awkward proclamation blunder

A town crier left passersby in hysterics after he accidentally proclaimed the new monarch as King George instead of King Charles III.

In a TikTok video, which has gained more than 166,000 likes, a town crier was seen in traditional dress as he yelled the proclamation of the new King on the high street in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire.

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."

Viewers flocked to the comments in hysterics over the blunder as they 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 added: "My guy grabbed the wrong scroll."

A fourth said: "Someone forgot to update it since the last king."

Others joked that the blunder went even further back in the monarchy's history to King George III as they joked that the bloke had been watching the Hamilton musical before making the announcement.

A user quipped: "Bro saw Hamilton the day before."

Another joked: "Dude's like: 'Hear ye, hear ye. My name is Samuel Seabury and I present 'Free thoughts on the proceeding of the Continental Congress.'"

A third commented: "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.

He was said to have been closer than ever to the Queen in the months leading up to her death.

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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