On Wednesday, October 12, the people of the United Kingdom will be able to come together and celebrate the coronation of their new king: Charles III. This three-day celebration will be marked by events all around the country, including a grand parade in London on October 13th. To mark this important occasion, the Palace has released details about what visitors can expect. From music and performances to exhibitions and more, read on to learn everything you need to know about this exciting three-day event.
What will happen during the celebration?
On Saturday, April 21, 2019, the people of England will celebrate the coronation of their new monarch – King Charles III. The celebrations will commence with a parade through central London, led by The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh. There will be entertainment throughout the day at various venues including Buckingham Palace itself where the new king and queen will receive an official welcome.
On Sunday, April 22nd, there will be a service of thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey followed by a procession to Lambeth Palace where the crowning ceremony will take place. Afterwards there will be a banquet in honour of the newly crowned king and queen at Buckingham Palace. Finally, on Monday morning, April 23rd, there will be another service at Westminster Abbey before the new monarch and queen depart for their first official engagement – a visit to Malta.
Who will be attending the coronation?
The celebrations to mark the coronation of King Charles III will be held at Buckingham Palace from Tuesday, May 22nd to Thursday, May 24th. The event will include a three-day carnival-like atmosphere with entertainment for all ages, including a parade through central London on Tuesday afternoon and a State Ball on Wednesday evening.
The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh will attend the State Ball as part of their official duties, while Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will also be in attendance. Other members of the Royal Family who are expected to attend include The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Beatrice and Prince Andrew, The Earl and Countess of Wessex, The Earl and Countess of Harewood, Prince Edward and Sophie Rhys-Jones along with other prominent members of society.
Tickets for the State Ball go on sale at 9am on Friday 23rd March 2019 via www.royalcourtcollection.com or by calling 020 3265 2233.
How much does it cost to attend?
This year marks a significant milestone for the monarchy as King Charles III is set to be crowned on 3 July. To celebrate, Buckingham Palace has announced a three-day celebration featuring appearances from famous royals and celebrities. Dubbed ‘The Big Day Out’, the events will take place at the palace starting with a parade on 4 July followed by concerts and exhibitions. The final day of the celebrations sees a royal feast and coronation ball.
Tickets for The Big Day Out are available to purchase online now or in person at participating venues. Prices start from £30 per person and tickets are limited, so don’t miss your chance to witness some of history being made!