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King Charles III

Time of Coronation revealed as new details of ceremony announced

The Coronation will take place on the morning of May 6 2023.

Buckingham Palace has confirmed that the solemn ceremony will begin at 11am at Westminster Abbey.

King Charles III and Queen Camilla will travel to the Abbey before that in the Diamond Jubilee State Coach on a route that will take them along the Mall, Whitehall and through Westminster.

Following the service, in which Their Majesties will be crowned by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Coronation Procession will convey them and members of the Royal Family back to Buckingham Palace.

The newly crowned King Charles and Queen Camilla will travel in the Gold State Coach. The Coronation Procession will also include members of the Armed Forces of the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth and British Overseas Territories as well as The Sovereign’s Bodyguard and Royal Watermen.

At the Palace, there will be a Royal Salute from the Armed Forces of the UK and the Commonwealth which will be followed by three cheers for King Charles and Queen Camilla.

The Royal Family is expected to appear on the balcony of the Palace to conclude the celebrations on Coronation Day.

About author

Lydia Starbuck is Jubilee and Associate Editor at Royal Central and the main producer and presenter of the Royal Central Podcast and Royal Central Extra. Lydia is also a pen name of June Woolerton who is a journalist and writer with over twenty years experience in TV, radio, print and online. Her latest book, A History of British Royal Jubilees, is out now. Her new book, The Mysterious Death of Katherine Parr, will be published in March 2024. June is an award winning reporter, producer and editor. She's appeared on outlets including BBC 5 Live, BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Local Radio and has also helped set up a commercial radio station. June is also an accomplished writer with a wide range of material published online and in print. She is the author of two novels, published as e-books. She is also a marriage registrar and ceremony celebrant.