It’s time to get ready for a historic weekend as King Charles III is set to be crowned as King on Saturday 6thMay 2023, at Westminster Abbey in London. After the passing of his mother, Elizabeth II, this coronation is eagerly anticipated by people around the world.
The first weekend in May will be a huge time for communities to come together and celebrate, as we witness the coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort. For many people, especially students, this will be a historic first. Parklane Properties are here to provide you with the lowdown on this significant event!
It's time to mark your calendars and prepare for a weekend filled with excitement!
What is a coronation and why is it so important?
A coronation is a ceremonial event that marks the crowning and anointing of a monarch upon their ascension to the throne, symbolising the beginning of their reign and official recognition of their authority. It involves rituals and traditions, such as crowning with a royal crown and taking oaths, often held in significant locations open to the public as well as some famous faces. Coronations hold cultural, historical, and symbolic significance, often accompanied by celebrations and processions, and are seen as unifying and momentous occasions for a nation or monarchy.
What’s happening the week of the coronation?
The week of a coronation is full of celebration, gatherings and ceremonies- so it can be tricky to keep track. We’ve done our research on all the events from Saturday 6th May until Monday 8th May 2023, keep reading to find out.
Don't miss out on the coronation concert at Windsor Castle on Sunday 7th May 2023. Although tickets are sold out, you can still catch it on BBC. Why not create your own concert experience from the comfort of your very own student accommodation right here in Leeds?
Round up your housemates and host your own Coronation party. Set the mood with banners and themed decorations, and watch the concert together. It's a perfect opportunity to celebrate this historic occasion and create lasting memories. Join in the festivities and make it a special event with your own unique touch, even if you can't be physically present at Windsor Castle.
Coronation Big Lunch
Is food a way to your heart? Then the coronation Big Lunch is for you, where you and your neighbours or community are invited to come together and share food and fun! If you're interested in organising a Big Lunch for you and your housemates, you can get your coronation pack and information on how to plan your event here.
Whether it's a small gathering or a larger celebration, the coronation Big Lunch is a perfect way to come together and celebrate this historic occasion with your community.
The Big Help Out
On Monday 8th May 2023, the public is invited to participate in The Big Help Out. This initiative encourages people to try volunteering and join in on local projects in their communities. Why not plan to volunteer at a local organisation or project, and even invite your friends to volunteer as a group?
For more information on this project and how to get involved, visit their website. Remember, 8th May is a Bank Holiday in celebration of King Charles' coronation, which means no lectures or studying! It's a perfect opportunity to make a difference in your local area and contribute to the spirit of community and service on this special day.
How can you celebrate the week of the coronation?
Celebrating the Kings Coronation doesn’t need to be you glued to the tv, there are loads of parties, events and gatherings you can host to get in the royal spirit!
You don't have to participate in a big community event to celebrate the coronation of the king. A smaller, more private celebration can be just as meaningful! If you live in shared student accommodation, why not host your own party with your housemates in your communal kitchen, or if the weather permits, set up outside for a fun outdoor celebration.
To make things easier, you can all pitch in to buy drinks and food, and decide who will cook or set up a buffet that just needs to be set out. And don't forget the bunting! Whether you're celebrating inside or outside, decorate the tables and surroundings with all things Royal. It's a great opportunity to come together with your housemates and enjoy a memorable coronation party in your own unique way.
Many universities are organising their own unique ways to celebrate the coronation, so why not join in the festivities?
Be sure to check your university's news and events to see if they have any special plans for coronation day 2023, and get involved if they do! It's a great opportunity to come together with fellow students and staff to celebrate this historic event in a fun and memorable way.
Set up a fair
If you enjoy organising events, why not plan something special for your house mates? Maybe even extend the invitation to your street? You can set up stalls and games for people to get involved in, and consider donating any money raised to charity or splitting it among multiple charities.
Remember, it's all about having fun and celebrating together on this special day.
We hope we’ve given you a clear run down of the events happening throughout the coronation festivities, along with some information on how you can celebrate with your mates!