Coronation of the King, Charles III

Westminster Abbey – Coronation of the King

Event Details

  • Location: Westminster Abbey
  • Address: Westminster, London, SW1P 3PA
  • Start date: 06th May 2023
  • End date: 06th May 2023
  • Times: 11:00 AM
  • Entry fee: Invite Only

His Majesty The King Charles III will be crowned at Westminster Abbey on Saturday 6th May 2023 at 11:00 am

The Queen Consort will be crowned alongside him. The last time a Queen Consort was crowned was on 12th May 1937 when the coronation of George VI and Queen Elizabeth was held in the Abbey.

Bell ringers are invited to Ring for the King.

The music for the Coronation of the King has now been announced and “reflects the cultural breadth of the age in which we live”. Find out more about the Coronation Music here.

The ceremony will be conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby.

The History of Coronations at Westminster Abbey

The first documented coronation at Westminster Abbey was for William the Conqueror on 25th December 1066. There have been 38 coronation ceremonies for reigning monarchs. The last coronation to take place at the Abbey was for Queen Elizabeth II on 2nd June 1953.

From coronations to weddings and burials, every monarch has forged a strong bond with the Abbey which is a Royal Peculiar responsible to the Sovereign alone.

King Charles III, formerly known as The Prince of Wales, was born in 1948 and became heir apparent on the accession of Queen Elizabeth II in 1952.

The Bank Holiday weekend also includes the Big Help Out, celebrating volunteers everywhere. You can get involved and try volunteer taster sessions. Click here.

All of our Coronation News can be found here.