UK to mark coronation with street parties and concert

LONDON: Britain celebrates King’s coronation on Sunday Charles III and Queen Camilla with street parties across the country and a concert at Windsor Castle.
After Saturday’s glittering ceremony at Westminster Abbey in London featuring royalty and world leaders, the focus shifted to a chance for the public to mark the ‘Carolean’ age. After queen elizabeth The 70-year reign of II.
The medieval majesty of the coronation ceremony has its roots in 1066 England, but ‘Big Lunch’ parties seek to bring together Britain’s diverse communities in the 21st century.
Monday has been declared a public holiday, meaning people can let loose on Sunday without having to worry about a hangover.
Charles and Camille hopes the long weekend “will provide an opportunity to spend time and celebrate with friends, families and communities,” Buckingham Palace said.
After the hardships of the post-World War II era, street parties were a major feature of Elizabeth’s coronation in 1953 – and a memorable part of celebrations of her long reign in 1977 and last year.
The Big Lunch is an attempt to keep this good neighborly spirit alive.
“Celebration and Friendship”
“From a cup of tea with a neighbor to a street party, a Coronation Big Lunch brings the celebrations to your neighborhood and is a great way to get to know your community better,” Buckingham Palace said.
There are likely to be several random attempts to make Coronation Quiche – the savory baked pie specially created with spinach, fava beans and tarragon.
The King’s sister, Princess Anne, was due to attend a community street party in Windsor, west London, while her nieces, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie – Prince Andrew’s daughters – will attend a large lunch in the same royal city.
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak will host a luncheon at his office and residence at 10 Downing Street, inviting community volunteers and Ukrainian refugees.
“People are marking this momentous occasion in a spirit of unity and hope for the future,” he said.
stars and lights
Take That, Lionel Richie and Katy Perry are among the stars performing on the East Lawn at Windsor Castle, with 20,000 expected.
The show will recall June 2022’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations to mark Elizabeth’s record 70 years on the throne, just three months before her death at the age of 96.
Welsh bass-baritone Bryn Terfel – who sang during the coronation service – will also perform, alongside Chinese pianist Lang Lang, Andrea Bocelli, Paloma Faith and Nicole Scherzinger.
Hollywood star Tom Cruise, actress Joan Collins, adventurer Bear Grylls and singer Tom Jones will appear via video message.
The Royal Ballet, Royal Opera, Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal College of Music and Royal College of Art will come together for a unique performance.
Buckingham Palace said the centerpiece will be ‘Light Up the Nation’, in which well-known locations across Britain will be illuminated using projections, lasers, drones and illuminations.
They include Blackpool Waterfront, Sheffield Peace Gardens, Eden Project Nature Park in Cornwall and Tyne Bridge in Newcastle.
Ancient symbolism
Charles was crowned monarch of the United Kingdom and 14 other Commonwealth realms on Saturday, in a ceremony steeped in a millennium of rituals and pageants.
After a lifetime as Queen Elizabeth’s heir apparent, the 74-year-old has become the longest-serving sovereign ever to be crowned at Westminster Abbey.
Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, placed St Edward’s solid gold crown on Charles’ head as a sacred and ancient symbol of the monarch’s authority.
Welby also crowned Queen Camilla, the king’s wife of 18 years.
Cries of “God save the king” echoed through the 2,300-member congregation.
The trumpet fanfare rang out with gun salutes across Britain and beyond.
Back at Buckingham Palace for the second horse-drawn parade of the day, the Royal Family appeared on the balcony to cheers and other chants of approval from tens of thousands of well-wishers braving a spring downpour.


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