The Coronation of His Majesty The King

6–8 May 2023 Show all
Saturday 6 May 2023
Sunday 7 May 2023
Monday 8 May 2023
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The Coronation of His Majesty The King - Official Programme

Saturday 6 May: Coronation service in Westminster Abbey; coronation procession; Buckingham Palace balcony

The Coronation Ceremony of His Majesty the King will take place at Westminster Abbey, London, and will be conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury. The Ceremony will see His Majesty King Charles III crowned alongside The Queen Consort.

The Coronation will reflect the monarch’s role today and look towards the future, while being rooted in longstanding traditions and pageantry.

Processions to and from the abbey will take place, ending with a balcony appearance at Buckingham Palace.

Sunday 7 May: Concert and lightshow at Windsor Castle; Coronation Big Lunch street parties

A concert at Windsor Castle will be broadcast on the BBC on Sunday 7 May featuring "global music icons", orchestras and a diverse "coronation choir".  

The concert choir will be picked from amateur choirs, including from the NHS, refugees, LGBTQ+ singing groups and deaf-signing choirs, reflecting the aim to make this a more inclusive coronation, which mixes the ancient and modern aspects.

There will be a laser and drone lightshow, but in an end to another tradition, there are no plans for beacons to be lit around the country.

World-famous entertainers will also perform at Windsor Castle as part of a weekend of celebrations. 

The event is expected to be a wide mix of music, dancing and a laser lightshow will be linked to the illumination of famous sites around the UK. For the Shakespeare-loving monarch there will be spoken-word performances from stage and screen stars.

Street parties and local get-togethers will also be held on the Sunday, under the banner of the Coronation Big Lunch.The public is encourage to organise street parties and join in The Big Lunch over the Bank Holiday weekend. Get more information and street closures in Woking, online.

Monday 8 May: Extra bank holiday; Big Help Out encouraging people to get involved in local volunteering

Supporting the local community will be encouraged on the bank holiday of Monday 8 May, with the Big Help Out, where people will be urged to get involved in local volunteering projects.

People will be encouraged to come out and support the causes that matter to them. Residents in Woking can let us know about projects that they are getting involved in to  make a difference in the local communities as a legacy of the Coronation.

The Coronation of his Majesty The King  will be an opportunity for families and communities across the country to come together to celebrate and perhaps organise a street party or other community activities and create their own legacy in the community.