King Charles III's Coronation plans revealed - find out all the details

The Coronation will take place in May 2023
The Coronation will take place in May 2023

Buckingham Palace has announced details of a three-day celebration for the Coronation of King Charles III and Camilla, Queen Consort


The 900-year-old coronation service will take place at Westminster Abbey on Saturday 6th May 2023, where Their Majesties are expected to be crowned.

Described as a "solemn religious service" conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the historic event will reflect modern Britain, and look to the future.

The Royal Household insists the service will still be rooted in "longstanding traditions and pageantry".

The King and The Queen Consort will arrive at Westminster Abbey in 'The King's Procession' from Buckingham Palace.

The NHS and refugees will be at the heart of the special concert
The NHS and refugees will be at the heart of the special concert

Afterwards King Charles and Queen Camilla will return to Buckingham Palace in a "larger ceremonial procession" called 'The Coronation Procession'.

It is widely believed The Golden State Coach, used by the late Queen Elizabeth II in 1953 for her coronation, will feature in the procession.

The Royal Family will appear on the balcony to wave to thousands of people expected to crowd in front of Buckingham Palace.

It has not been confirmed which members of the family will appear on the balcony, and it is unclear if the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will join.

During the late Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations last year, it was decided only working members of the Royal Family should appear on the balcony which meant neither Prince Harry, Meghan nor Prince Andrew made an appearance.

On Sunday 7th May, a special Coronation Concert will take place at Windsor Castle, featuring performances from "global music icons and contemporary stars".

Britain's diverse community will be represented by The Coronation Choir, featuring singers from across the kingdom.

Refugee choirs, NHS choirs, LGBTQ+ singing groups and deaf singers will be joined by a virtual choir of performers from across the Commonwealth.

Members of the public have the chance to enter a ballot to win a pair of free tickets, with thousands expected to be given away.

The concert will also be broadcast live on television and streamed online.

Camilla Queen Consort has been Patron of the Big Lunch since 2013
Camilla Queen Consort has been Patron of the Big Lunch since 2013

On the same day, thee nation will be brought together through food, fun and celebration for the Coronation Big Lunch.

The Queen Consort has been Patron of the Big Lunch since 2013 - bringing together millions of people each year to "boost community spirit, reduce loneliness and support charities and good causes".

Thousands of events are expected to be organised all over the United Kingdom this May.

This year's Big Lunch is expected to be particularly poignant due to the rising cost of living affecting many families across Great Britain.

On Monday 8th May, Scouts, the Royal Voluntary Service and faith groups across the country will drive the Big Help Out initiative - highlighting the "positive impact volunteering has on communities across the nation".

Following the King's accession, His Majesty pledged his "lifelong service" to the nation, and the Big Help Out aims to pay tribute to that declaration.

GB News will have full coverage of the ceremonial, celebratory and community events throughout the Coronation Weekend.