On 6th May 2023, the world will turn its attention to London as King Charles III’s coronation takes place at Westminster Abbey.
Continue reading to learn more about the history and significance of this symbolic ceremony, which has remained largely unchanged for over a thousand years.
Find out all you need to know about the upcoming coronation of King Charles III, including the ceremony itself and related events like the Coronation Concert and Big Lunch.
Discover serviced aparthotel accommodation options close to all the action, with Buckingham & Lloyds, perfectly located to watch the processions.
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In addition to the coronation itself, there are several related events taking place across the country, including the Coronation Concert and the Coronation Big Lunch. Find out how you can get involved in these celebrations, and learn about The Big Help Out, which encourages volunteering to support local communities.
We are located on Hyde Park gate:
- 1 minute from Royal Albert Hall
- 2 minutes from Kensington Palace
- 8 minutes from the Royal Route (The King’s Procession)
- 10 minutes from Buckingham Palace
- 18 minutes from Westminster Abbey
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The Royal Procession Route:
What is the Royal Coronation?
The coronation is the act of placement of a crown upon a monarch’s head. It is a symbolic formality that has remained largely unchanged for over a thousand years. This ceremony doesn’t signify the official beginning of the King’s reign, as his reign began upon the passing of our preceding monarch, the much beloved Queen Elizabeth II, who sadly passed on 8th September 2022, ending her 70 year reign at the age of 96.
Coronations usually take place several months after the death of the previous monarch, as the ceremony is considered a joyous occasion that would be inappropriate whilst the country is in mourning. This interval also gives the planners enough time to complete the elaborate arrangements required.
What happens during the Coronation?
His Majesty The King, Charles III will be crowned alongside his wife, Her Majesty The Queen Consort, Camilla. The ceremony is performed by the archbishop of Canterbury, the most senior cleric in the Church of England.
The Coronation of The King and The Queen Consort will be marked with events across the country and a concert at Windsor Castle. Their Majesties want to encourage people to spend the Coronation Weekend celebrating with friends, families and their communities.
Their Majesties will arrive at Westminster Abbey in procession from Buckingham Palace, known as ‘The King’s Procession’.
The King’s Procession will travel along the Royal Route to Westminster Abbey along streets lined by members of the armed forces and thousands upon thousands of cheering spectators.
After the Service, Their Majesties will return to Buckingham Palace in a larger ceremonial procession, known as ‘The Coronation Procession’. Their Majesties will be joined in this procession by other Members of the Royal Family.
At Buckingham Palace, The King and The Queen Consort, accompanied by Members of the Royal Family, will appear on the balcony to conclude the day’s ceremonial events
More surrounding the King’s Coronation:
The Coronation Concert
On Sunday 7th May 2023, a special Coronation Concert will be staged and broadcast live at Windsor Castle by the BBC and BBC Studios, with several thousand pairs of tickets to be made available via public ballot. Iconic locations across the UK will be lit up using projections, lasers, drone displays and illuminations.
The Coronation Big Lunch, at which neighbours and communities are invited to share food and fun together, will take place across the country, also on Sunday 7th May 2023
How to attend or organise a Big Lunch: Head to The Big Lunch website for information about getting involved.
Also on Monday 8th May 2023, members of the public will be invited to take part in The Big Help Out, which will encourage people to try volunteering for themselves and join the work being undertaken to support their local areas.
How to attend or organise a Big Help Out event: information will be available on The Big Help Out website from 20th March.