To allow communities across the UK to watch the King’s Coronation together, big screens will be put up in more than 30 locations around the country.
These screenings will take place in all four nations of the UK, with more sites expected to be added to encourage festivities on May 6.
Culture Secretary Lucy Frazer announced the move, describing the Coronation as a “magical moment” in the country’s history that will showcase the “best of Britain.”
Frazer said that the screens would make it easier for everyone to take part and have a memorable experience to mark this exciting and historic event.
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has made over £1million available for the screens, with confirmed sites including London, Cardiff Castle, and Belfast City Hall.
The Coronation of the King and the Queen Consort will take place on Saturday, May 6, at Westminster Abbey. It is the first such event for 70 years.
The three-day celebratory weekend will see local authorities host events, including cultural festivals, live music, community workshops, creative games, and competitions.
On Sunday, May 7, there will be a Coronation Concert at Windsor Castle, broadcast live on BBC1 and iPlayer, where thousands will be in the audience.
Throughout the weekend, tens of thousands of Coronation “Big Lunches” and street parties will be staged in the UK and in Commonwealth countries.
Finally, on Monday, May 8, the Big Help Out will take place across the UK, encouraging people to volunteer to support the causes that matter most to them and pay tribute to the King’s lifetime of service with organizations such as the Scouts, Royal Voluntary Service, and RNLI.»UK Communities Unite to Watch King’s Coronation on Big Screens«