KING Charles will officially be crowned in a ceremony in Westminster on May 6, 2023.
As this is a Saturday Brits will get an extra bank holiday to commemorate the royal event. This is what we know.
When is King Charles’ Coronation bank holiday?
Brits will get an extra bank holiday which will fall on Monday, May 8, 2023 – two days after the King is crowned at Westminster Abbey.
That means that there will be THREE bonus days off in May 2023.
The tradition is carried forward, from when the UK was given a day off when the late Queen was coronated.
Cabinet office minister Oliver Dowden said: “The Coronation combines the sacred and the solemn but it is also celebratory.
“This bank holiday will once again give people across the United Kingdom the opportunity to come together as families and communities to welcome His Majesty to the throne as we mark this important day in our nation’s long history.”
It will be the first coronation in the UK for the past 70 years, will be broadcast live and is expected to be witnessed by millions of people around the world.
When is King Charles’ Coronation?
The day of King Charles’ Coronation has been confirmed as Saturday, May 6, 2023.
It formulates the monarch’s role as the head of the Church of England and represents the passing of the titles and powers.
It is more ceremonial than anything, as Charles had already become King once the Queen died.
As well as this, Edward VIII reigned without a coronation between January and December 1936.
The King will appear of the balcony of Buckingham Palace with other working royals to conclude the days events.
What will happen during King Charles Coronation?
Two parades will take place in central London on Coronation Day: the first of which being The King’s Procession where he is taken to Westminster Abbey to be crowned.
A second, grander parade, the Coronation Procession, will see Charles return down the historic half-mile Mall to Buckingham Palace.
These will end with members of the Royal Family — including the newly-crowned King and his Queen Consort — waving from the balcony at Buckingham Palace.
A blockbuster concert featuring global pop icons, who may include Sir Paul McCartney, Queen and the Spice Girls is also planned at Windsor Castle’s East Lawn on Sunday May 7.
And iconic locations around the UK will also be lit-up with projections, lasers and drone displays as the “centrepiece” of celebrations to mark His Majesty’s Coronation in a very modern way.
And in keeping with the late Queen’s love of community street parties, thousands will be encouraged to take part in The Big Lunch.
Royal experts reckon the Coronation – spanning Saturday May 6, Sunday May 7 and Monday May 8 – will “dwarf” last year’s Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.