Buckingham Palace has finally released a detailed plan for three days celebrations of the coronation of King Charles.
Scheduled from May 6 to May 8, the three-day celebration will include a star-studded public concert at Windsor Castle to be broadcast live on BBC, as well as numerous “ceremonial, celebratory, and community events”.
“Buckingham Palace is pleased to announce further details on the ceremonial, celebratory and community events that will take place over the Coronation Weekend between Saturday 6th and Monday 8th May 2023,” the Palace said in a statement today.
“Their Majesties The King and The Queen Consort hope the Coronation Weekend will provide an opportunity to spend time and celebrate with friends, families and communities across the United Kingdom, the Realms and the Commonwealth,” the Palace said. “Their Majesties are looking forward to marking the occasion with the public throughout 2023.”
SATURDAY, MAY 6
The Archbishop of Canterbury will preside over the coronation of the King and Queen Consort on Saturday morning at Westminster Abbey.
The service “will reflect the Monarch’s role today and look towards the future, while being rooted in longstanding traditions and pageantry.”
Charles’ ceremony will be a scaled back and more modernized celebration unlike his mother’s before him which was three hours long and hosted 8,000 guests.
The coronation will begin with the King’s Procession, where King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla will arrive at Westminster Abbey after travelling from Buckingham Palace.
The day’s events will finish with senior royals appearing on the balcony with Charles and Camilla.
SUNDAY, MAY 7
A coronation concert, comparable to the Party at the Palace of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, will take place outside Windsor Castle on Sunday, May 7.
The Palace said this “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.”
MONDAY, MAY 8
Members of the public are being urged to take part in ‘The Big Help Out’. The Big Help Out will inspire communities to come together and participate in volunteerism. It is being organized by the Together Coalition, the Scouts, the Royal Voluntary Service, and church organizations across the U.K.