Celebrating the coronation
The Coronation of His Majesty The King will take place on Saturday 6th May at Westminster Abbey, London, conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury. His Majesty King Charles III will be crowned alongside Camilla The Queen Consort.
In anticipation for the coronation, members of the public have been asked to swear allegiance to the new King, marking the first time they have been given an active role in the ancient ceremony. During the ceremony we will all be asked to state the following, ‘I swear that I will pay true allegiance to Your Majesty, and to your heirs and successors according to law. So help me God.’
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Are you having a coronation party? We’ve compiled some helpful money-saving tips you may want to consider…
- Are you having a small party? Bulk cooking a delicious meal may be cheaper than offering a buffet-style meal.
- Alternatively, ask your guests to bring their favourite British inspired dish to share with everyone.
- Specify to your guests what they should bring if anything. This will help you avoid having a surplus of a particular item.
- Make your own cakes and sweet treats. Not only could this save you money, but it’s a fun activity to keep your children busy.
- Make your own coronation decorations from household objects. If you don’t have the time to make your own decorations, do online research to find decorations for the best price.
- Create a playlist that not only you will enjoy, but also your guests. If a guest has access to a music streaming platform and you do not, politely ask them if you could use it for the party.
- Have a dress or colour theme to mark this extremely rare, historical occasion. This could be wearing an item of clothing that’s one of the colours of the national flag. You don’t always need to go all out and buy a new outfit.
- Have party games. E.G. A royal family quiz, play ‘Who am I?’ but with a royal theme. Click here to see more Coronation inspired party games.
- Consider asking your guests to pool money together into one pot for you to spend on party supplies and other items needed for the occasion.
- Remember to be respectful of your guests’ budgets. We’re all feeling the cost-of-living pinch and while you may have a party idea that suits your budget, it may not be realistic for others.
Facts about King Charles coronation:
- King Charles’ coronation takes place more than 70 years after Elizabeth was crowned on 2 June 1953,
- Camilla will be crowned Queen and not Queen Consort after the coronation,
- On April 8, it was announced that over 1,250 volunteers and young people had been invited to either attend the ceremony itself or be part of one of its surrounding events,
- King Charles has asked for Greek Orthodox music to be played in the service in tribute to his late father, the Duke of Edinburgh, to be performed by the Byzantine Chant Ensemble,
- King Charles will have the crown of St Edward placed on his head, officially crowning him as King Charles III,
- The King will be seated in the Coronation Chair, known as Edward’s Chair, holding the sovereign’s sceptre and rod, to represent his control of the nation, and the sovereign’s orb, to represent the Christian world.
- King Charles started charity The Prince’s Trust with his Navy severance pay of just over £7000 in 1976. The charity has now supported over one million young people.
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