The Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III and Her Majesty Queen Camilla will take place on Saturday 6 May 2023 at Westminster Abbey.

The event is centred around a religious ceremony that has remained largely unchanged for over 1,000 years.

The Government, led by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), is supporting Buckingham Palace in planning and delivering celebrations to mark this historic occasion.

Coronation emblem

Coronation programme

The Coronation programme includes:  

  • a service at Westminster Abbey followed by a procession to Buckingham Palace - 6 May
  • The ‘Coronation Big Lunch’ across the country - 6 to 8 May
  • The Coronation Concert taking place in Windsor - 7 May 
  • 'The Big Help Out’ community activity - 8 May

Read more about national events and celebrations around the Coronation

Mayoral message

“The coronation and the long bank holiday weekend offer people across the country an opportunity to come together and celebrate.

The Queen’s long reign was an example of significant dedication to public service. Her Platinum Jubilee provided memorable events for many.

The reign of King Charles lll marks a different historic era. Britain’s population is more varied by ethnicity, religion, and family roots than it was 70 years ago. This is something we celebrate in our city every day.

On behalf of Brighton & Hove, I send good wishes to the new King and Queen for this historic event and wish all those who are marking the occasion, a very happy day.” 

Lizzie Deane, Mayor of Brighton & Hove.