God Save the King!

God Save the King! 2024

Celebrating the Coronation!

As the excitement builds for the upcoming coronation of King Charles III, the city of London and in fact, the whole of the UK is preparing for a historic event that has been centuries in the making. The coronation of a new monarch is a time-honoured tradition steeped in history, pageantry, and symbolism, and the coronation of King Charles III promises to be one of the most significant events of our time.

Buckingham Palace, view from The Mall
Buckingham Palace, view from The Mall

The tradition of crowning a monarch dates back to the Anglo-Saxon era, when kings were selected by a council of elders and crowned by a bishop. The Norman Conquest in 1066 brought changes to the coronation ceremony, which was now performed in Westminster Abbey by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Over the centuries, the coronation ceremony has evolved, with each monarch adding their own unique touches. The ceremony became more elaborate, with the crown jewels playing a central role in the proceedings. The coronation oath was also introduced, which required the monarch to swear an oath of allegiance to the Church of England and promise to uphold the laws and customs of the realm.

Now, as we approach the coronation of King Charles III, we are witnessing the continuation of this long-standing tradition. The coronation ceremony will be held in Westminster Abbey, the same location where monarchs have been crowned for over a thousand years. The ceremony will be presided over by the Archbishop of Canterbury, who will anoint the new king with holy oil and present him with the crown and sceptre.

God Save the King! 2024

The coronation of King Charles III will be a significant moment in history, not just for England but for the world. It is a time when we can come together to celebrate tradition, honour our history, and look forward to a bright future. So let us all join in the excitement and anticipation as we prepare for this momentous occasion. Long live the King.

Over the bank holiday weekend we will be celebrating the coronation click here for more information about what is happening and when.

Click here to find out how you can watch the coronation of their majesties 

Saturday 6th May 2023

The Coronation Service at Westminster Abbey

Sunday 7th May 2023

The Coronation Concert at Windsor Castle

Monday 8th May 2023 

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