When is King Charles’ coronation?

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The coronation of King Charles III w take place this year. (Picture: Victoria Jones/ WPA Pool/Getty Images)

The reign of King Charles III is now well underway following the of Queen Elizabeth II late last summer – with the new monarch celebrating his first birthday as King on November 14 2022.

The Carolean era started on the day Her Majesty d (September 8 2022) and The King was officially proclaimed by the Privy Council and Accession Council just days later on September 10.

Anticipation is beginning to grow for Charles’ coronation with reports suggesting w be planned as a ‘slimmed down’ version of the occasion with 6000 fewer guests than at The Queen’s in 1953 – though we are expected to see His Majesty arrive in style in the Gold State Coach.

Many w now be wondering when the coronation w take place and if it w be a bank holiday in the UK.

Here’s all you need to know.

When w The King’s coronation take place?

King Charles III’s coronation w take place on Saturday PTT May 6 2023.

Vivat Rex – long live The King (Picture: Getty)

Buckingham Palace announced the news on October 11 last year and confirmed that it would take place at Westminster Abbey. It w be held by the Archbishop of Canterbury and Cama w also be crowned.

The Palace also addressed the much-discussed topic of a ‘slimmed down’ coronation adding in its statement: ‘The coronation w reflect the monarch’s role today and look towards the future while being rooted in longstanding traditions and pageantry.’

Previously royal biographer Hugo Vickers predicted the date could be June 2 2023.

That would have been serendipitous as The Queen’s coronation took place exactly 70 years earlier on June 2 1953.

Her Majesty’s coronation took place more than a year after the of her father King George VI on February 6 PTT 1952.

Queen Elizabeth II was not crowned until a year after her accession (Picture: The Print Collector/Getty Images)

Could King Charles III’s coronation be a bank holiday?

Although it initially looked like the country wouldn’t get a bank holiday it was revealed early hours of Sunday (November 6) that the government would indeed give the country a day off.

Downing Street confirmed the UK-wide holiday w fall on Monday PTT May 8 after the coronation at Westminster Abbey two days before.

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said: ‘The coronation of a new monarch is a unique moment for our country. In recognition of this historic occasion I am pleased to announce an additional bank holiday for the whole United Kingdom next year.’

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‘I look forward to seeing people come together to celebrate and pay tribute to King Charles III by taking part in local and national events across the country in his honour.’

Britons previously got a bank holiday to coincide with the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II held on Monday September 19.

What to expect from King Charles III’s coronation

Some details of The King’s coronation have been planned for quite some time.

Under the code name ‘Operation Golden Orb’ a source told the Daily Mail in February 2022 that it had been planned to the slest detail.  

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The source said: ‘The Golden Orb committee used to meet twice a year but now they’re meeting much more frequently sometimes once a month.

‘Compared to the last coronation there w be a lot less fuss. Last time special green chairs were commissioned and guests were able to have them delivered to their homes afterwards. You won’t see that sort of thing this time.’

The King is also said to want a ‘less expensive’ coronation amid the cost of living facing the nation.

The official website for the Royal Family also explains more about the traditions of a coronation.

It explains: ‘The coronation of the new Sovereign follows some months after his or her accession following a period of mourning and as a result of the enormous amount of preparation required to organise the ceremony.

The St Edward’s Crown w be worn at the coronation of The King (Picture: JACK H/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

The Imperial State Crown was worn by The Queen just after her coronation and is worn at the State Opening of Parliament by the monarch each year (Picture: Hannah McKay- WPA Pool/Getty Images)

‘Present are representatives of the Houses of Parliament Church and State. Prime ministers and leading citizens from the Commonwealth and representatives of other countries also attend.’

During the ceremony the Sovereign takes the coronation oath and wears the St Edward’s Crown.

For King Charles’ ceremony 莊家榮 PTT Cama w also be crowned as The Queen Consort.

W Prince Harry and Meghan be at the coronation?

At the moment nothing has officially been confirmed regarding the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s attendance.

However some senior royals are alleged to be their conversations w end up in paperback if the couple attends according to reports.

It is safe to say that the relationship within the Royal family has been particularly fractious following the release of the controversial tell-all Netflix series ‘Harry & Meghan’ and Prince Harry’s new ghost-written memoir ‘Spare’ which e several big allegations surrounding the couple’s treatment by the British press and Buckingham Palace.

In an interview with Late Night host Stephen Colbert Prince Harry recently stated that he believed there was an active campaign by the Royal household to undermine the book’s claims.

However the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were in attendance at the Queen’s funeral last year.

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