London – Buckingham Palace will host a weekend of community events and volunteer activities to mark the coronation of Charles III to highlight the connection between the monarchy and the country as Britain crowns its first new sovereign in 70 years are planning
The plans were revealed on Saturday, when the palace announced the schedule for the three-day coronation weekend, beginning with the coronation of Prince Charles and Camilla on Saturday, May 6.
A procession continues from Buckingham Palace to the Abbey before the ceremony at Westminster Abbey. This is followed by another procession in which Charles and Camilla join the rest of the royal family, appearing on the palace balcony.
But there’s more to the weekend than just crowns, scepters, and stoat robes.
The royal family proves the monarchy still has a role to play in a multicultural nation struggling to cope with a cost of living crisis, budget cuts and a wave of strikes by public sector workers. I hope that
Respect for Elizabeth II was widespread, as evidenced by the hours that tens of thousands of people waited in front of her coffin to submit their papers after her death in September. However, there is no guarantee that the respect will transfer to her eldest son.
While the coronation will be a solemn ceremony presided over by the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, the palace also plans over the weekend to focus on the various communities and cultures that contribute to modern Britain.
The royal family is inviting people across the country to attend the “Big Coronation Lunch” on Sunday, May 7th.
That evening, a concert will be held at Windsor Castle featuring choirs selected from amateur theater groups across the UK, including the Refugee Choir, the National Health Service Choir, LGBTQ singing groups and the Deaf Signature Choir. The “Coronation Choir” will perform alongside another choir made up of singers from across the Commonwealth who will appear virtually during televised concerts, including headliners that have yet to be revealed.
During the concert, locations around the country will be lit up using projections, lasers and drone displays.
The next day, the Royal Palace invites people across the country to join “The Big Help Out” and encourage them to volunteer in their own communities.
“Big Help Out encourages people to volunteer themselves and get involved in activities that are taking place to support their local communities,” the palace said in a statement. Out’s purpose is to use volunteerism to bring communities together and create a lasting volunteer legacy from Coronation Weekend.”
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