King Charles 3rd Coronation Information

King Charles 3rd Coronation Information

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King Charles III’s coronation will take place on Saturday 6 May 2023 at Westminster Abbey in London.

During the ceremony, the King will be crowned alongside Camilla, the Queen Consort.

Here is what we know about the plans, code-named Operation Golden Orb.

What is a coronation?

A coronation is both the symbolic religious ceremony during which a sovereign is crowned and the physical act of placing a crown on a monarch’s head.

It formalises the monarch’s role as the head of the Church of England and marks the transfer of their title and powers.

However, it is not actually necessary for the monarch to be crowned to become King.


Edward VIII reigned without a coronation – and Charles automatically became King the moment Queen Elizabeth II died.


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Will there be a bank holiday?

There will be an extra bank holiday across the UK on Monday 8 May.


Buckingham Palace has announced various events for the weekend, including a concert and laser light show at Windsor Castle on Sunday 7 May.


Pubs, clubs and bars across England and Wales will be able to stay open for an extra two hours on Friday and Saturday of the coronation weekend.

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