Peppercorn Ceremony today

The annual Peppercorn Ceremony takes place today, with St George's being filled with pomp, circumstance, music and more. 

The ceremony features the Freemasons’ Lodge paying its annual rent of a single peppercorn to the Governor for use of the Old State House.

The event dates back to 1816, when the capital of the island was moved from St George’s to Hamilton.

The event is traditionally held on the Wednesday closest to St George’s Day, April 23, but this year the event has been moved to St George’s Day itself.

The ceremony is scheduled to take place at 11am in King’s Square and will also feature the Bermuda Regiment and Band on parade.