Countdown to the Coronation of King Charles III
May 2023 sees the first Coronation to be seen in modern history.
Buckingham Palace announced that the Coronation will take place at Westminster Abbey on Saturday 6th May 2023, although a time has not been announced, if it follows suit it will be around 11.00am GMT 5.00 am Eastern.
The Archbishop of Canterbury will be conducting the service as per ancient protocols.
King Charles was formally declared King three days after the Passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
This ceremony formalises the King as the Head of the Church of England and marks the power transfer to him, although it is not strictly necessary to have a Coronation.
For more than 1,000 years. The Coronation ceremony has remained very much the same and is one of the last remaining Coronation ceremonies in Europe.
On Queen Elizabeth's Coronation there were more than 16,000 participants and you would have waited 45 minutes for the procession to pass.
Buckingham Palace has stated that this Coronation will be much smaller.
This will take place on the same day and the public are being encouraged to take part in street parties or community events or anything to celebrate this wonderful day
On Sunday, 7the May 2023, a special Coronation Concert will take place at Windsor
Castle. This will be broadcasted live by the BBC and BBC Studios, and will bring many music icons and stars together from all over the world.
Attended by a public audience including volunteers from The King and The Queen Consort’s many charity affiliations, the concert will see a world-class orchestra play interpretations of musical favourites fronted by some of the world’s biggest entertainers, alongside performers from the world of dance. The performances will be supported by staging and effects located on the Castle’s East Lawn and will also feature a selection of spoken word sequences delivered by stars of stage and screen.
Declaration of the new King.
King Charles III
The State Crown, Orb and Sceptre to be used at the Coronation.
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The Coronation Concert at Windsor Castle
The Big Lunch