King Charles III Coronation
About the Coronation
The Coronation is centred around a solemn religious ceremony and has remained largely unchanged for over a thousand years. For the last 900 years, the ceremony has taken place at Westminster Abbey, London and is conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury.
What does the Coronation involve?
The Coronation of a new Sovereign takes place in the months after their accession, following a period of mourning. In a similar but simpler ceremony, the Queen Consort was also crowned alongside His MajestyThe King as part of the service on Saturday 6th May 2023 at Westminster Abbey.
The Coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen was a time for celebration across the nation and Commonwealth, over a weekend of special events:
- Saturday 6 May: the Coronation Ceremony took place at Westminster Abbey, London.
- 6-8 May: Coronation Big Lunches were held up and down the country and across the Commonwealth.
- Sunday 7 May: a spectacular Coronation Concert was 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 in honour of the Coronation.
On Friday 5th May to join in with the celebrations our students and staff enjoyed a Buffet lunch fit for a King. The dress code for the day was to wear something smart for a special occasion.