The coronation of King Charles III took place on May 6th, 2023 at Westminster Abbey in London.
People from across the globe celebrated the occasion. Some joined the crowds in London lining the route of the procession. Villages and Towns held Street Parties. Islanders in the Channel Islands celebrated the historic occasion with parties and screenings of the service. In Guernsey, a 21-gun salute marked the official coronation of King Charles III in the Bailiwick. Millions of people across the UK and beyond celebrated the coronation of King Charles III – a symbolic ceremony combining a religious service and pageantry.
Australia and New Zealand celebrated the coronation of King Charles III with 21-gun salutes in their capitals after the countries’ leaders attended the coronation ceremony in London.
Soldiers carrying flags from the Bahamas, South Africa, Tuvalu and beyond marched alongside British troops in a spectacular military procession in honour of the monarch.
The Secret Society of Hertford Crafters (SSOHC) returned with a celebratory yarnbomb to mark the coronation of King Charles III.
How did you celebrate the Coronation in Witheridge?
There was a party on Friday at The Rest A While. It was attended by many, the food and drink were plentiful and “God Save the King” was sung whilst the cake was cut.
On Saturday afternoon there was a free event in the Parish Hall. Bringing your own picnic and cream teas and other refreshments were available. There were games and quizzes and colouring in for all to enjoy. The weather even gave the opportunity to sit outside in the sun.
On Sunday bother Churches held a service of Thanksgiving and celebration followed by a shared lunch. The Sports Club held a party, with music and dancing.
There was something for everyone. Add your comments and pictures of your celebration in the comments.