On Sunday, the Lord Lyon King of Arms, Past Grand Master Brother Joseph J. Morrow, read the proclamation of the new king at Mercat Cross in Edinburgh at noon. He then declared “God save the King” and the crowd shouted the phrase back to him.The national anthem was sung, and the Lord Lyon led three cheers, saying “Hip hip”, to which the crowd replied with “Hooray!”.
The proclamation was followed by a 21-gun salute from the city’s castle.Brother Morrow was appointed in February 2014 by the Queen.His responsibilities include overseeing state ceremonial in Scotland, the granting of new arms to individuals or organisations, recognising clan chiefs and confirming claims to existing arms.
In addition, he registers and records new clan tartans.