Brits will get an extra bank holiday in 2023 for King Charles III’s coronation, it has been confirmed.
Approved just yesterday by the government, Brits will get an extra day off work this coming May 8th 2023, in addition to the annual 1st May bank holiday.
It’s hoped that residents will “come together and celebrate” the new King with national and local events in celebration of his coronation, similarly to those that took place earlier in the year for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said: “I look forward to seeing people come together to celebrate and pay tribute to King Charles III by taking part in local and national events across the country in his honour.”
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon also approved the bank holiday for Scotland, too, saying: “Scotland will want to send its best wishes to His Majesty, King Charles III, and The Queen Consort.”
The official coronation will take place on Saturday May 6th 2023, however, the bank holiday will roll over onto the Monday to allow Brits to truly mark the occasion.
The Queen Consort Camilla will also receive her crown on May 6th, however, her coronation will be much smaller than that of the King’s.
The ceremony will take place at the historic Westminster Abbey next spring – a venue which has held numerous royal events such as the Prince and Princess of Wales’ wedding in 2011 and Princess Diana’s funeral back in 1997.
Westminster Abbey has also been the venue for every Royal Coronation since 1066 – including Henry VIII’s, Queen Elizabeth II’s and Queen Victoria.
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