King Charles and his wife Camilla will be crowned in a joint ceremony in May 2023 – but will we get an extra day off for the royal occasion? Here’s what we know so far…
The royal family have officially scheduled King Charles III’s coronation day for May 6, 2023, of which his wife Camilla, will also be crowned Queen Consort.
Around eight months after Queen Elizabeth’s death and her historic funeral, the world will witness another huge royal event in the form of the king’s coronation which is said will reflect today’s multicultural society.
And while many fans of the family – which includes Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle – will be ecstatic to mark the date in their diary, most are asking just one thing – will there be a bank holiday for it?
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With most of the recent royal celebrations, including the Queen’s funeral and Platinum Jubilee, giving us an extra bank holiday, or even an extended four-day weekend, it seems likely the king’s coronation will bring another day off for the British public too. Here’s what we know so far:
Will King Charles III’s Coronation be a bank holiday?
As of yet, nothing has been confirmed, however, the government has said it can’t be ruled out.
No.10 has said: “Obviously this will be a historic event. All options remain on the table.”
Those options include either an extra bank holiday, moving the May Day bank holiday to reflect the celebrations or even, moving the first bank holiday and giving the public an extra day, making it a four-day weekend.
However, experts have claimed that since the coronation falls on a Saturday – the same day as his grandson Archie’s birthday – it is unlikely we’ll get a bank holiday on either side of the weekend.
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What do we know about King Charles’s coronation so far?
A statement from the palace told us: “Buckingham Palace is pleased to announce that the coronation of His Majesty The King will take place on Saturday, May 6, 2023.
“The coronation ceremony will take place at Westminster Abbey, London, and will be conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury.
“The ceremony will see His Majesty King Charles III crowned alongside the Queen Consort.
“The coronation will reflect the monarch’s role today and look towards the future, while being rooted in long-standing traditions and pageantry.”
Other reports suggest it will be more budget-friendly in light of the cost of living crisis but he will stick as close to tradition as possible.
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