His Majesty The King's Coronation
The Coronation of The King and The Queen Consort
People across the country and the Commonwealth are invited to celebrate the Coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort over a weekend of special events on 6–8 May.
The Coronation of The King and The Queen Consort will take place at Westminster Abbey on Saturday 6 May 2023 where The King will be crowned with the St Edward's Crown. The service will be conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will reflect the Monarch’s role today and look towards the future while being rooted in longstanding traditions and pageantry. In a similar but simpler ceremony, the Queen Consort will also be crowned.
The Coronation is also a time for celebration across the nation and the Commonwealth and special events will be taking place over the weekend:
- Saturday 6 May the Coronation Ceremony takes place at Westminster Abbey, London.
- 6-8 May will see Coronation Big Lunches up and down the country and across the Commonwealth.
- Sunday 7 May a spectacular Coronation Concert will be performed at Windsor Castle with iconic locations across the UK lit up using projections, lasers, drone displays and illuminations.
- Monday 8 May a special Bank Holiday has been proclaimed by the Prime Minister in honour of the Coronation, giving everyone the opportunity to join in with their communities and good causes through Big Help Out activities