The country is likely to bathed in sunshine for King Charles III’s coronation, taking place next year. Buckingham Palace announced that The coronation of King Charles III will take place in London on Saturday, May 6, 2023. On average, there are up to 6 hours of sunshine each day in London in May, according to Holiday-Weather.Com.
London typically sees highs of between 15C and 19C, according to Accuweather.
The historic average on May 6 in London is a high of 15C.
The Coronation ceremony will take place at Westminster Abbey, conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Every sovereign since William the Conqueror in 1066 has been crowned here.
King Charles III will be crowned alongside Camilla, Queen Consort, the Palace confirmed today.
It said the ceremony will “reflect the monarch’s role today and look towards the future, while being rooted in longstanding traditions and pageantry.”
King Charles III is reportedly planning a “slimmed down coronation” ceremony, amid the national cost of living crisis.
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A Coronation Committee, made up of privy counsellors, will be appointed to arrange the ceremony.
Royal commentator Camilla Tominey said that Charles’ vision for a “slimmed-down monarchy” is an attempt to promote his image as a “frugal” monarch.
She told the Telegraph: “There’s this sense that he wants a slimmed-down monarchy to make sure that everybody is doing their bit and that there are no, so-called, ‘hangers-on’.
“I think this is Charles’ attempt to basically look like he has inherited his mother’s habit for being frugal – turning off light switches and being green – and generally being good value for money.”
Britain has not celebrated a coronation for 69 years when Elizabeth II became Queen.
Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation took place 17 months after the death of King George VI, on February 6, 1952.
There is typically a long gap between a monarch’s accession to the throne and their coronation, in order to allow for a proper mourning period for the previous monarch.