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Online Coronation street party map launches

An online map showing street parties and celebrations for the Coronation has been launched.

The digital record of big lunches and volunteer days will be interactive and allow people to see what is going on in their area.

Event organisers are invited to load their celebrations on to the map as the countdown to the Coronation reaches the two month mark.

The map can be found on the official Coronation website.

As the record was revealed, Culture Secretary Lucy Frazer encouraged all organisers to get involved, saying “our interactive map will help you find activities, events and celebrations nearby. Whether you’re hosting a street party, planning a Big Lunch, a screening or activity for the Big Help Out, we want to hear from you. This is a fantastic occasion to come together with friends, family and your local community to mark this historic moment.”

A long weekend of celebrations are planned for the Coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla. They will both be crowned at Westminster Abbey on May 6th 2023 and the main series of Big Coronation Lunches and street parties are set to take place on May 7th 2023. There’s a special Bank Holiday in the UK on May 8th which has been designated the ‘Big Help Out’ to celebrate volunteers and pay tribute to The King’s lifetime of service. All events across the three days can be pinned on the map.

One of the events to be featured will be at a famous address not far from Westminster Abbey. The Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, has confirmed that he’ll be hosting a Big Coronation Lunch over the celebratory weekend.

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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.