The historic words which officially announced our new monarch are to go on display.

The High Sheriff of East Sussex, Jane King, presented a framed version of the proclamation of King Charles III to Councillor Peter Pragnell, chairman of East Sussex County Council.

The document contains the words which were read from the steps of County Hall in September to proclaim the new King after the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II.

While the new sovereign succeeds to the throne as soon as his or her predecessor dies, they are formally proclaimed at a later date.

King Charles III was proclaimed on September 10, two days after the Queen died, at what is known as the Accession Council.

At his proclamation, the King said: "I shall strive to follow the inspiring example I have been set in upholding constitutional government and to seek the peace, harmony and prosperity of the peoples of these islands and of the Commonwealth Realms and Territories."

The High Sheriff of East Sussex said she wanted to present the gift as "a reminder and souvenir of that very momentous day".

The council will make a decision on the best place to display the proclamation to allow as many people as possible to view it.