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King Charles III Coronation: May Bank Holiday Celebrations

King Charles III Coronation: May Bank Holiday Celebrations

The United Kingdom is preparing for an event steeped in history and tradition: the Coronation of King Charles III. This May, the nation will come together to celebrate the crowning of a new monarch. This article will delve into the background of this momentous occasion, the weekend’s scheduled events, and how Maykenbel Properties can contribute to your once-in-a-lifetime experience.


The Monarchy’s Transition

King Charles III ascended to the throne on September 8, 2022, following the automatic appointment upon his mother’s passing. Eight months later, the highly anticipated coronation ceremony will take place, marking a new era in British history.

A Date with Significance

The Coronation is set for Saturday, May 6th 2023, with a special one-off Bank Holiday on Monday, May 8th. The date holds personal meaning for the King, as it is both, the birthday of his grandson Archie and the wedding anniversary of his late aunt, Princess Margaret.

A Centuries-Old Tradition

The last Coronation held on a weekend was in 1902, when Edward VII was crowned. The ceremony at Westminster Abbey will be conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury, a tradition dating back to 1066.

The Main Event: Coronation Ceremony

The coronation ceremony will feature the monarch taking the coronation oath, anointing, blessing, and consecration by the Archbishop, followed by the crowning with St Edward’s Crown. Charles will later don the Imperial State Crown before leaving the ceremony.

A Weekend of Celebrations

The weekend will be filled with festivities, including two processions, a religious service, and a star-studded concert at Windsor Castle. The concert will be broadcasted live on the BBC, featuring global stars and an official Coronation Choir.

Lighting Up the Nation

A spectacular display of projections, lasers, and drone displays will illuminate major UK landmarks, adding to the grandeur of the celebrations. Traditional British street parties will also be encouraged throughout the country.

Public Participation

Although the public cannot attend the ceremony inside Westminster Abbey, they can join in the fun during the procession through London.

Luxury Accommodations in London

Maykenbel Properties offers an array of luxury serviced apartments in London‘s most prestigious neighbourhoods, perfect for enjoying the coronation festivities. Our properties provide the comfort and amenities of a high-end hotel with the added privacy and flexibility of an apartment.

Prime Locations

Our serviced apartments are in prime locations, namely Kensington, Knightsbridge, Mayfair, Bayswater, allowing guests to easily access the procession route, street parties, and other events throughout the city during the coronation weekend.

A Personal Touch

Maykenbel Properties is committed to ensuring guests have a memorable experience. Our team will gladly assist with any special requests or arrangements to make your coronation celebration unforgettable.


As the nation gears up for the Coronation of King Charles III, there’s no better time to plan your visit to London. By choosing Maykenbel Properties for your holiday home, you’ll be well-positioned to enjoy the historical events and festivities unfolding during this momentous weekend. Book your stay with us today and experience the royal celebration in style.