King Charles Coronation in London
- Saturday 6 May 2023: King’s Procession, Coronation Service at Westminster Abbey, Coronation Procession and Buckingham Palace Balcony Appearance of Royal Family
- Sunday 7 May 2023: Windsor Castle Coronation Concert, Coronation Big Lunch and Lighting Up The Nation
- Monday 8 May 2023: The Together Coalition’s ‘The Big Help Out’
The Coronation of King Charles III marks the crowning of the 62nd British monarch since records began over 1200 years ago. His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort will begin proceedings with The King’s Procession from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey. Spectators will be allowed to line the streets between Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey and some lucky onlookers may even get a chance to speak to King Charles III as he makes his way past.
The Coronation Service at Westminster Abbey will be led by The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. The Coronation of King Charles and Queen Camilla will be full of tradition and pageantry but will also include more modern features with a look towards the future role of the British monarchy.
After the Coronation Service at Westminster Abbey, the best possible moment to see the Royals will arise as Kings Charles and Queen Camilla are accompanied by other members of The Royal Family back to Buckingham Palace in the most magnificent ceremonial parade of the day: The Coronation Procession. We will have to wait and see if Prince Harry and Megan Markle are also in attendance!
The first day of The King Charles Coronation in London will end with the whole Royal Family appearing on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to wave and show thanks to their adoring subjects and visitors outside.
On the second day of the Coronation of King Charles and Queen Camilla, a spectacular concert will take place at Windsor Castle with a world-class orchestra playing an eclectic collection of musical hits to accompany massive global singers, musicians and dancers on stage. Tickets for the Windsor Castle Coronation Concert will be made available via a special ballot and the show will also be broadcast to big screens in community areas throughout The UK and The Commonwealth Realms.
The Coronation Choir will be a key part of the Windsor Castle Coronation Concert, made up of Britain’s best singers including Refugee choirs, LGBTQ+ choirs, NHS choirs and deaf signing choirs. The Virtual Choir will also give a chance for singers from across the Commonwealth to take part in the Windsor Castle Coronation Concert.
To add more excitement to the second day of the King Charles Coronation in London, the ‘Lighting Up The Nation’ event will see iconic landmarks all over the UK lit up with illuminations, projections, drone displays and lasers.
The Coronation of King Charles and Queen Camilla will also be celebrated across the land with the Coronation Big Lunch as communities hold street parties, garden parties and other events in community spaces.
The last day of the Coronation of King Charles III is an opportunity for volunteers to give back to their local communities with a variety of initiatives organised by The Together Coalition, faith groups, the Royal Voluntary Service and The Scouts. This is the perfect chance for families, friends and communities to come together around the Realms and the Commonwealth to highlight the positive effect of helping out in the community.
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