King Charles III and Queen Camilla’s coronation as king and queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth countries is the most anticipated event globally. The highly anticipated ceremony has been scheduled to happen this weekend in the United Kingdom.
A number of international dignitaries, politicians, public figures, and monarchs are expected to grace the occasion. Citizens of the United Kingdom and tourists won’t be left out of this special occasion.
Why does King Charles have to have a coronation?
Just as Kings and Queens are installed in many parts of the world, King Charles’ coronation is consequential and it is an occasion to officially legitimize his claim to the throne. After his coronation, mourning the late Queen Elizabeth will be a thing of the past.
King Charles coronation schedule: date, venue, time
The ceremony will happen at Westminster Abbey in London on Saturday, May 6, 2023. It will kick off at around 11 am London time (GMT).
For those in the United States of America, the event will start at 6 am Eastern time and 3 am Pacific time.
Is King Charles coronation a public and bank holiday?
Since the coronation falls on a Saturday, the bank holiday will be pushed to Monday, May 8, 2023. Thus, Monday will be marked as a public holiday.
Who will perform at King Charles’ coronation?
There will be a tall list of super-star performers at King Charles’ coronation service. Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, Andrea Bocelli, Sir Bryn Terfel, Take That, Freya Ridings, and Alexis Ffrench are among the list of musicians booked to perform.
King Charles coronation guests
Even though Meghan Markle, a prominent member of the British monarchy will miss the ceremony, all family members are expected to grace the occasion. They include King Charles’ sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, and Queen Camilla’s children and grandchildren, Prince Harry, Prince William and Kate Middleton, Princess Anne and Sir Timothy Laurence, Prince Andrew, Prince Edward and Sophie, Duchess of Edinburgh, and Andrew Parker Bowles.
The Prime Minister of Britain Rishi Sunak and Akshata Murthy, and Joe Biden’s wife Dr. Jill Biden will attend.
For international guests, Ghana’s Otumfuo Osei Tutu II and his wife, Lady Julia, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway, Prince Albert and Princess Charlene of Monaco, King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain, Crown Prince Fumihito and Crown Princess Kiko of Japan, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg, and King Tuheitia and Makau Ariki Atawhai of Māori will grace the occasion.