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King Charles III’s coronation ceremony will take place at Westminster Abbey on Saturday, May 6 2023, starting at 11 am. The celebrations will take place over three days, including a special bank holiday on Monday, 8 May.

A coronation concert will occur at Windsor Castle, with street parties organised nationwide. There will also be a ‘lighting up the nation’ event during which certain UK landmarks will be lit up.

Find out more at TimeOut

What’s the Coronation Procession plan?

‘On the morning of the 6th May, Their Majesties will travel from Buckingham Palace in The King’s Procession to Westminster Abbey in the Diamond Jubilee State Coach.’

‘The procession from Westminster Abbey to Buckingham Palace, The Coronation Procession, will be much larger in scale.’

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What will happen during the ceremony?

‘Charles will be anointed, blessed, and consecrated by the Archbishop and receive the orb and sceptres before St Edward’s Crown is placed on his head. This will officially make him King Charles III,

…the coronation is ‘an occasion for pageantry and celebration, but it is also a solemn religious ceremony.’’

Find out more at The Telegraph

What are the timings?

‘King Charles’s Coronation ceremony starts at 11 am on Saturday, May 6, before the King’s procession begins at approximately 2 pm. The procession will run for around 1.3 miles, and then the royal family will gather on the balcony of Buckingham Palace. Check out the full timetable here.’

How will I see the coronation?

‘The coronation will be broadcast live on TV all over the world.

Channels across the BBC network (BBC One, Two and iPlayer) will be expected to broadcast live from the ceremony. Radio coverage is expected on Radio 2, Radio 4, 5 Live, Radio 3, World Service and BBC Sounds.

ITV1 and Sky News will also provide extensive coverage of the ceremony and its processions. Viewers can also stream the event on ITVX or the Sky News YouTube channel.’

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Want the full story?

You can find out more from the official website of the British Royal Family.

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