Hundreds lined the streets to witness the historic moment when Worcestershire delivered its proclamation of King Charles III.
Mother and daughter, Pat and Sophie Gething, were touched to see the event happening outside the Guildhall.
Sophie Gething said: “I felt really emotional singing God save the King for the first time.
“I got tears in my eyes. I didn’t realize until now how much royalist I was.”
Her mother, Pat Gething, said, “This brought back a lot of memories.
“I was six when she came to the throne and she has been a constant throughout my life.
“Today is a part of history and I wanted my daughter to be here to experience it.
“My mother-in-law met the Queen in 1977 because she was the Mayor of Worcester, her name was Dorothy Gething.
“This is a tradition full of history and memories.
“We’ve cried a lot in the past few days.”
Lorna Goulding said, “Everything feels weird right now. It’s a passing period.”
Vanessa Evagora added: “We are happy and heartbroken.
“This is our time to thank the Queen for all she has done.”
Linda Stanley came to the proclamation with her husband, Gordon Stanley.
She said, “I remember the Queen’s coronation.
“I remember my brother coming in and turning on the radio and playing sad music. They announced that the king had died and said ‘Long live the queen’.”
Gordon Stanley added: “I was watching the coronation on a 10-inch television screen and I remember so many people going out and buying their first television just to watch it.”
Jane Field said, “Today is a truly momentous occasion.
“So much will change now. We will no longer be making a speech from the Queen, it will be a speech by the King.
“And we won’t sing ‘God save the Queen’, we’ve lost such a great person.”
Sandra Ballardini added: “It will take some getting used to.”
Debbie Williams said, “I have mixed feelings about being here.
“The queen has been there all my life, but I think Charles will do well as our king.
“He’s had a great mentor, but we’ve just lost the most amazing person.”