The Coronation of
King Charles III and
The Queen Consort
Programme of Events
Saturday 6 May
The Coronation Service
Details of how to watch will be available soon
Sunday 7 May
The Coronation Big Lunch
The Coronation Concert
Monday 8 May
The Big Help Out
His Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire
Excitement is mounting as the Coronation of King Charles III approaches. We look forward with eager anticipation to this historic event, safe in the knowledge that tradition and innovation will stand side by side, creating a never to be forgotten moment in history. It is my duty as Lord-Lieutenant to provide the link between the Monarch and our local community, and through the support of my Deputy Lieutenants to serve the Sovereign and to connect our communities throughout the county.
Many local towns are holding Civic Services in honour of the new King, and Deputy Lieutenants will be delighted to attend as the Monarch’s representative should an invitation be extended to them. Our celebrations include opportunities for communities to get together and share food at the Coronation Big Lunch on Sunday 7th May and then to encourage you to offer your services for the BIG HELP OUT on the 8th May. Both of these initiatives demonstrate the King’s keenness for communities to work together fostering a sense of belonging, and a sense of purpose.
The links provided offer information on all possible aspects of the celebrations. Do look them up and devise your own spectacular way of recognising the Coronation of Our King.
The Countess Howe
HM Lord-Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire
CELEBRATE THE CORONATION IN BUCKINGHAMSHIRE
There will be celebrations throughout the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth and around the world as communities come together to celebrate The Coronation.
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THE CORONATION SERVICE
The Coronation of The King and The Queen Consort will take place at Westminster Abbey on Saturday 6th May 2023.
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.
Their Majesties will arrive at Westminster Abbey in procession from Buckingham Palace, known as ‘The King’s Procession’.
After the Service, Their Majesties will return to Buckingham Palace in a larger ceremonial procession, known as ‘The Coronation Procession’. Their Majesties will be joined in this procession by other Members of the Royal Family.
At Buckingham Palace, The King and The Queen Consort, accompanied by Members of the Royal Family, will appear on the balcony to conclude the day’s ceremonial events.
How to watch: details of how and where to watch the service will be released in due course.
THE CORONATION CONCERT
On Sunday 7th May 2023, a special Coronation Concert will be staged and broadcast live at Windsor Castle by the BBC and BBC Studios, with several thousand pairs of tickets to be made available via public ballot.
THE CORONATION BIG LUNCH
The Coronation Big Lunch, at which neighbours and communities are invited to share food and fun together, will take place across the country, also on Sunday 7th May 2023
How to attend or organise a Big Lunch: Head to The Big Lunch website for information about getting involved.
THE BIG HELP OUT
On Monday 8th May 2023, members of the public will be invited to take part in The Big Help Out, which will encourage people to try volunteering for themselves and join the work being undertaken to support their local areas.