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King Charles III Coronation Day 2023: When It Is & Bank Holidays

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King Charles III Coronation Day 2023: When It Is & Bank Holidays

(CTN News) – The coronation of King Charles III will take place at Westminster Abbey in London on Saturday, May 6, 2023.

The King and Camilla, the Queen Consort, will both be crowned at the ceremony.

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How long will the Coronation last?

The King’s procession is expected to arrive at Westminster Abbey just before the ceremony’s scheduled start time of 11:00.

Coronation:

A crowning is both the actual act of laying a crown on a monarch’s head and the symbolic religious rite that takes place during it.

It commemorates the transfer of the monarch’s title and authority and formalises the monarch’s position as the head of the Church of England.

The monarch does not actually need to be crowned in order to become King.

Without a coronation, Edward VIII held the throne, and Charles immediately succeeded Queen Elizabeth II when she passed away.

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When is the bank holiday for the Coronation?

On Monday, May 8, there will be an additional bank holiday in the UK.

Several events have been announced by Buckingham Palace for the weekend, including a concert by Katy Perry, Take That, and Lionel Richie at Windsor Castle on Sunday, May 7.

On Friday and Saturday of the coronation weekend, pubs, clubs, and bars all over England and Wales will be able to stay open for an additional two hours.

As part of the Big Help Out campaign, people are also encouraged to host street parties and participate in volunteer endeavours in their neighbourhood.

Who will attend the Coronation?

The government controls the guest list because the Coronation is a state event.

The prime minister, members of the Houses of Parliament, chiefs of state, and other royals from around the world will also be invited in addition to the Royal Family.

The Duchess of Sussex will not attend the coronation, according to the Duke of Sussex, who has announced that he will fly there from the US.

Since the release of his contentious memoir Spare in January, Prince Harry won’t be seen with the Royal Family in public until the occasion.

Prince Archie, the couple’s son, who will stay in the US with his mother, turns 4 on the same day as the Coronation.

Additionally, the Duchess of York won’t be there because she wasn’t invited to the ceremony, according to sources.

Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, who was wed to the duchess until their divorce in 1996, is anticipated to attend.

Along with Prince George, the King’s grandson, Camilla’s grandchildren will be among those serving as pages at Westminster Abbey.

First Lady Jill Biden will attend the ceremony in place of US President Joe Biden.

In addition, 850 members of the community have been invited to the ceremony in appreciation of their humanitarian efforts.

The ornate invitation reads: "The Coronation of Their Majesties King Charles III and Queen Camilla by command of The King The Earl Marshal is directed to invite (gap) to be present at the Abbey Church of Westminster on the 6th day of May 2023"

What will occur following the Coronation?

The Coronation Procession will take the King and Queen Consort back to Buckingham Palace after the ceremony.

Since the route will be much shorter than Queen Elizabeth’s, there are concerns that many people who wish to see the new monarch may miss their chance.

The King and Queen’s 1.3-mile journey from Westminster Abbey to Buckingham Palace will skirt much of the area of the nation’s capital that was traversed by Queen Elizabeth II’s 1953 five-mile Coronation procession.

Since they will be travelling backward from the Abbey, anyone who has managed to get a spot lining the route will get to see the King twice.

The fly-past that will end the formal festivities of the day will be watched by the King, Queen, and senior members of the Royal family while they are positioned on the Buckingham Palace balcony.

 

Arsi Mughal is a staff writer at CTN News, delivering insightful and engaging content on a wide range of topics. With a knack for clear and concise writing, he crafts articles that resonate with readers. Arsi's pieces are well-researched, informative, and presented in a straightforward manner, making complex subjects accessible to a broad audience. His writing style strikes the perfect balance between professionalism and casual approachability, ensuring an enjoyable reading experience.

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