The Coronation of His Majesty The King will take place this month on Saturday 6th May, 2023.
The Ceremony will take place at Westminster Abbey and will be conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury, as it has done since 1066. The Ceremony will see His Majesty King Charles III crowned alongside The Queen Consort and will follow much the same format as coronations have for more than 1,000 years; the British ceremony being the only remaining event of its type in Europe.
Royal.uk states: “The Coronation will reflect the monarch’s role today and look towards the future, while being rooted in longstanding traditions and pageantry.”
The Coronation of King Charles will be a once-in-a-generation event, and there are plenty of ways to get involved in the celebrations taking place across three days: with two grand processions and a religious service, followed by an all-star concert at Windsor Castle and a one-off bank holiday Monday in which people are being invited to take part in volunteering projects in their local community, as part of the Big Help Out initiative.
The Coronation will occur eight months on from his automatic appointment as King on September 8, 2022, and will use the solid gold 17th Century St Edward’s Crown (used only at the moment of coronation due to its exceptional weight).
BBC News explains ‘a Coronation is both the symbolic religious ceremony during which a sovereign is crowned and the physical act of placing a crown on a monarch’s head. It formalises the monarch’s role as the head of the Church of England and marks the transfer of their title and powers.’
A special emblem has been designed for this momentous occasion by internationally revered designer Sir Jony Ive KBE. “The emblem pays tribute to The King’s love of the natural world, unifying the flora of the four nations of the United Kingdom; the rose of England, the thistle of Scotland, the daffodil of Wales and the shamrock of Northern Ireland.” states Royal.uk