Excitement is already beginning to build for the coronation of King Charles III, which will take place at Westminster Abbey in London on Saturday 06 May. It has been exactly 70 years since Queen Elisabeth II’s coronation – nigh on three generations – making this one of the most important Royal events of the last century. What can spectators expect from this historic happening? The Coronation formalises the sovereign’s role as the Head of the Church of England, conferring various titles upon him. And of course, the physical crown itself. UK citizens will enjoy an extra Bank Holiday to mark the occasion. The Coronation Procession will cover 1.3 miles between Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey, in a gilded horse drawn carriage updated with air-conditioning, electric windows and modern suspension that’s a little more forgiving on the royal spine! The ceremony itself has changed very little over the last 1000 years with oath, anointing and investiture followed by the enthronement and homage where the newly crowned King leaves the Coronation Chair and moves the throne, where peers kneel to pay homage. So far so traditional.
But on the Sunday evening, the fun begins, with a Coronation Concert taking place at Windsor Castle featuring such musical luminaries as Katy Perry, Lionel Ritchie and Take That performing to 20,000 attendees and across BBC channels. Of course Karma Group will be getting in on the action – to find out how you can celebrate the Coronation at Karma Group properties in England and Scotland, contact your Karma Concierge or stay tuned to our social channels.