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Time for a Right Royal Celebration
Fast approaching is the 6th May 2023, the day of the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles & Her Majesty Queen Consort Camilla, at Westminster Abbey in London. The Coronation is centred around a solemn religious ceremony and has remained largely unchanged for over a thousand years. Over the last 900 years, the ceremony has taken place at Westminster Abbey, London and is conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury.
The Coronation of a new Sovereign takes place in the months after their accession. In a similar but simpler ceremony, the Queen Consort will also be crowned alongside His Majesty The King as part of the service. The coronation is a state occasion, which means the government controls the guest list. As well as the Royal Family, those invited will include the Prime Minister, representatives from the Houses of Parliament, heads of state, and other royals from around the world.
A Moment in History
Coronations have remained much the same for more than 1,000 years. The British ceremony is the only remaining event of its type in Europe! However, it is likely to be shorter and smaller in scale than the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II's 1953, with a wider range of religions represented.
Queen Elizabeth's procession had 16,000 participants, and took 45 minutes to pass any stationary point on the 7km (4.3 miles) route. This time, the coronation of King Charles and Camilla, the Queen Consort, will travel to Westminster Abbey in a relatively modern horse-drawn carriage. They will ride in the Diamond Jubilee State Coach, first used in 2014, before returning in the Gold State Coach used in every coronation since the 1830s. With More than 6,000 armed forces members taking part, It makes it the largest military ceremonial operation in 70 years.
Mesmerising Performances from Leading Artists
Over the weekend there will be a range of amazing celebrations and events due to the coronation. On May the 6th and 7th there will be big coronation celebrations including big lunches, street parties and music. On May 7th a huge Coronation Concert will be performed at Windsor Castle, featuring Katy Perry, Take That and Lionel Richie, with iconic locations across the UK lit up using projections, lasers, drone displays and illuminations. There will be a range of different foods available, last coronation the most popular choice was the Coronation chicken and the trifle.
Monday 8 May will be a Coronation Bank Holiday, and was announced by the Prime Minister in honour of the event, giving everyone the opportunity to gather with their community and celebrate as a country.
A Televised Ceremony to Enjoy at Home
If you're watching the ceremony at home, it will be covered on BBC TV and other national TV. Make sure to tune in from 11am and relax with a cuppa and enjoy the day in comfort.
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