On Saturday 6th May, King Charles III will be crowned alongside Camilla, the Queen Consort at Westminster Abbey. Here's everything you need to know ahead of this weekend's celebrations...
King Charles III and Queen Camilla will be crowned on 6th May, at Westminster Abbey, eight months after he ascended to the throne.
About 2,000 guests are invited including members of the royal family, foreign heads of state and dignitaries, British political leaders and 850 people recognized for their charity work.
Charles and Camilla will travel from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey in a six-horse-drawn Diamond Jubilee State Coach. They’ll return to Buckingham Palace in an eight-horse-drawn Gold State Coach, used for every coronation since 1831.
The famed, more than 360-year-old St. Edward’s Crown, a foot tall and weighing nearly five pounds, will be used to crown Charles, made of 22-carat gold and 444 precious and semiprecious stones.
Camilla will be crowned with Queen Mary’s crown—which has a gold-lined silver frame, 2,200 diamonds and will feature Elizabeth II’s Cullinan III, IV and V diamonds.
As the first royal coronation in the social media age, the royal family unveiled an emoji modelled after St. Edward’s Crown that will appear when the #coronation hashtag is used.
How will you be celebrating?
At Hotter HQ and in our stores we've been enjoying some tasty treats and a Coronation quiz! If you're looking for some ideas for this weekends celebrations we've listed our favourites below.
Cook one of the Coronation themed recipes available from https://coronation.gov.uk/toolkit/ which includes a strawberry and ginger trifle and a roast rack of lamb.
Download and dance along to the official Coronation Playlist from Spotify.
Host a tea party for friends and family - include traditional British snacks such as scones and cucumber sandwiches.
Watch the ceremony live and the Coronation concert on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.
Look out for a Coronation competition on our Instagram too for the chance to win the royal treatment! Follow us here.