King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla’s coronation is going to be no small affair!
The coronation weekend has been scheduled for 3 days from May 6 to May 8. On Saturday, the Buckingham Palace therefore released a statement sharing details about the various activities and events planned for it including a star-studded public concert.
Charles is all set to commemorate his mother Queen Elizabeth II’s 70-year reign with “ceremonial, celebratory, and community events.”
As per People, a part of the release by the palace read, "Their Majesties The King and The Queen Consort hope the Coronation Weekend will provide an opportunity to spend time and celebrate with friends, families and communities across the United Kingdom, the Realms and the Commonwealth. Their Majesties are looking forward to marking the occasion with the public throughout 2023."
Westminster Abbey is therefore the exact location where the service would be held. It is rather a religious one conducted by Archbishop of Canterbury, which will focus on the role of the Monarch of the UK today, and in the future, all the while being rooted in old traditions and pageantry that have survived the test of time.
At the same time, The concert will be produced, staged, and broadcast live from the castle’s East Lawn, and will feature "global music icons and contemporary stars," who will be accompanied by talented orchestra and dancers.
Apart from the members of the royal family, the general public will also get the opportunity to attend the event this Spring. Free pairs of tickets will be made available to the public via national ballot.
Moreover, volunteers from certain charities that have affiliations with the King and Queen will also get the opportunity to attend the concert.
The Coronation Choir will also perform at the concert along with a Virtual Choir, which will include several singers from across the Commonwealth. A new documentary will focus on how the Coronation Choir is formed. It includes amateur singers, members from NHS choirs, Refugee choirs, LGBTQ+ singing groups, and also deaf singing groups across the United Kingdom.