King Charles III Coronation Weekend Details

A balcony performance at Buckingham Palace, a concert featuring world stars and a volunteer day will all be part of the celebrations.

Takes place from Saturday 6 May to Monday, May 8th Celebrations include a concert at Windsor Castle and a balcony performance at Buckingham Palace.

Coronation of King Charles III

the coronation of the king and queen will be held at Westminster Abbey on Saturday morning, presided over by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

According to the palace, it will be “a solemn service as well as an occasion for celebration and pageantry.”

The service will “reflect the role of the monarch today and look to the future, while being rooted in long-standing traditions and pageantry.”

Charles and Camilla will arrive at the Abbey in a procession from Buckingham Palace known as the ‘Procession of Kings’ and return to the Palace after the service in a larger ceremonial procession known as the ‘Coronation Procession’ alongside other members of the Royal Family

At the palace, Charles and Camilla are joined by family members on the balcony to conclude the day’s ceremonial events.

The palace has not said exactly which family members will appear in the coronation process or on the balcony.

On Sunday, “global music icons and contemporary stars” will descend on Windsor Castle for the coronation concert, which will be broadcast live on the BBC.

Several thousand members of the public will be selected through a nationwide vote conducted by the BBC to receive two free tickets.

The audience will also include volunteers from the king and the Queen Consort charities.

The show will feature a world-class orchestra performing renditions of musical favorites, led by “some of the world’s greatest entertainers, along with performers from the world of dance,” the palace said.

The Coronation Choir, a diverse group drawn from the country’s most fervent community choirs and amateur singers from across the UK, including refugee choirs, NHS choirs, LGBTQ+ singing groups and deaf signing choirs, will also perform.

A new documentary about the founding of the Coronation Choir will tell the stories of the people who represent the many faces and voices of the country.

The Coronation Choir will perform this evening along with the Virtual Choir, made up of singers from across the Commonwealth, for a special performance.

St Helens Star: Details of the King's coronation, set to take place in May, have been revealedDetails of the king’s coronation, set to take place in May, have been announced. (Image: PA)

The palace said the centerpiece of the coronation concert, dubbed ‘Lighting up the Nation’, will see the country celebrate together as landmarks across the UK are lit up with projections, lasers, drone displays and illuminations.

On Sunday, people are invited to gather for a “Big Coronation Lunch” overseen and organized by the Eden Project Big Lunch Team.

The Queen Consort has been the patron of the Big Lunch since 2013.

The palace said thousands of events are expected in streets, gardens and parks in every corner of the UK.

Coronation Hank Holiday

On Monday, a holiday has been reserved for volunteer work and is billed as “the big help”.

Organized by The Together Coalition and a variety of partners including The Scouts, the Royal Voluntary Service and faith groups from across the UK, the Big Aid aims to highlight the positive impact that volunteering has on communities.

The palace, in honor of the king’s public service, said the huge aid will “encourage people to get involved and join the work that is being done to support their local areas”.

The goal of the day is to bring communities together through volunteerism and create a lasting legacy of volunteering from Coronation Weekend.

Culture Secretary Michelle Donelan said the coronation was “a major milestone in the history of the UK and the Commonwealth”, adding that the weekend of events will bring people together to “celebrate the mix of tradition and modernity, culture and community that makes our country great”.

The Government has already launched a consultation on extending pub opening hours over the Coronation weekend.

That could mean pubs in England and Wales would be allowed to stay open until 1am on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.

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Brian Ashcraft

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