© Netty Leistra

Westminster abbey

London’s Westminster Abbey was already founded in 960 by Benedictine monks. The present church was begun by King Henry III in 1245 and is one of the most important Gothic buildings in the United Kingdom. The Abbey is the final resting place of 17 monarchs.

The abbey has been the coronation church of the English, and later British, monarchs since King William I the Conqueror on Christmas Day 1066. Also 16 royal weddings have taken place here, as well as many other occasions.

The coronation service of His Majesty King Charles III of the United Kingdom and Her Majesty The Queen will take place on the morning of Saturday, 6 May 2023 at Westminster Abbey. The service will be conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

The King and Queen will arrive at Westminster Abbey in procession from Buckingham Palace. After the Service, they will return to Buckingham Palace in a larger ceremonial procession. They will be joined in this procession by other members of the Royal Family. To conclode the day the King, the Queen and their family will appear on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.

Note that Westminster Abbey will close its doors from 25 April 2023 and only reopens on 8 May 2023.

More about Westminster Abbey can be found on their website https://www.westminster-abbey.org/

Information about Buckingham Palace can be found on their website https://www.rct.uk/visit/buckingham-palace

© Netty Leistra

Windsor Castle

On Sunday, 7 May 2023, a special Coronation Concert will take place at the East Lawn of Windsor Castle in Windsor. The concert will be produced, staged and broadcast live by the BBC and BBC Studios. Global music icons, performers from the world of dance and contemporary stars will celebrate the historic occasion on the previous day. It will also feature a selection of spoken word sequences delivered by stars of stage and screen. 

Volunteers from the King and the Queen’s many charities will attend. BBC will make several thousand pairs of free tickets available via national public ballot.

Everything about how to visit Windsor Castle on https://www.rct.uk/visit/windsor-castle

You might also enjoy:

Leave A Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.