…By Lola Smith for TDPel Media.
On May 6th, the coronation day of the King, the viewing areas along the procession route will open at 6 am.
From 7:15 am to 8:30 am, guests for Westminster Abbey will begin arriving at security check points in Victoria Tower Gardens.
At 9 am, the congregation will be seated inside the Abbey.
Heads of state, overseas government representatives, government ministers, First Ministers, former PMs, foreign royals, and members of the royal family will arrive from 9:30 am to 10:45 am.
The Sovereign’s Escort of the Household Cavalry will begin gathering at 9:45 am in preparation for the procession from Buckingham Palace.
The King and Queen Consort’s procession will start at 10:20 am, and they will arrive at Westminster Abbey at 10:53 am.
The service will begin at 11 am as Charles and Camilla enter the Abbey through the Great West Door.
The King will be crowned at 12 pm, with the Archbishop of Canterbury placing the St Edward’s Crown on his head.
At 1 pm, the service will end, and the newly crowned King and Queen will begin their coronation procession back to Buckingham Palace in the Gold State Coach.
Charles and Camilla are expected to enter Buckingham Palace at 1:33 pm through the Centre Arch, where they will receive a royal salute from the military in the Palace gardens at 1:45 pm.
Finally, around 2:15 pm, the King, Queen Consort, and members of the royal family will appear on the Palace balcony to watch the flypast.
Analysis and Commentary
The coronation of the King is a significant event for the UK, with many traditions and formalities to be observed.
The timing of each event is carefully planned to ensure that everything runs smoothly and on time.
The procession route will open early in the morning, allowing the public to view the event.
Guests for Westminster Abbey will begin arriving at security check points before the congregation is seated inside the Abbey.
Heads of state, overseas government representatives, government ministers, and members of the royal family will arrive at designated times throughout the morning.
The coronation ceremony will take place in the Abbey, and the newly crowned King and Queen will travel back to Buckingham Palace in a procession, receiving a royal salute from the military in the Palace gardens upon their arrival.
Finally, they will appear on the Palace balcony with members of the royal family to watch the flypast.
This carefully planned event showcases the UK’s rich history and traditions and highlights the importance of the monarchy to the nation.