King Charles III Coronation

Peterborough will join towns and cities around the country in celebrating His Majesty King Charles III being crowned alongside the Queen Consort.

Celebrating the Coronation

The Coronation ceremony will take place at Westminster Abbey on Saturday 6 May and will be conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury. Buckingham Palace has said that the event will reflect the Monarch’s role today and look towards the future, while being rooted in longstanding traditions and pageantry. The Coronation programme will include:

  • Saturday 6 May: Procession and service at Westminster Abbey
  • Sunday 7 May: The Coronation Big Lunch and a concert taking place in Windsor in the evening
  • Monday 8 May: The Big Help Out
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Many Peterborough residents will remember the last Coronation in 1953. When Queen Elizabeth II was crowned and there were many street parties around the city. This time, residents and community groups will again mark this historic event by holding street parties over the bank holiday weekend. As on previous national occasions, we’ll be covering the cost of road closures to help make these celebrations happen.

Apply to hold a street party for the Coronation

Street parties are simple to organise. Your guide to organising a street party sets out what you need to think about and busts some myths about what’s needed.

You need to apply for a legal order if you want to close a road/highway for a street party. The city council is then required to advertise this. To allow time to process and advertise all the road closures, the deadline for applications is Monday 10 April.

Street Meets - bring neighbours together without a road closure.

The Coronation Big Lunch

Be part of history and join millions across the UK on 6-8 May by bringing together neighbours and communities to share friendship, food and a right royal knees up for the Coronation Big Lunch. The Big Lunch website will tell you all you need to know - how to get started, fun ideas and top tips, practical advice and loads more.

Big lunch promotional image and logo

The Big Help Out

The Big Help Out on 8 May is an opportunity to reflect on the legacy of His Majesty’s service and showcase the impact of volunteering within communities. From 20 March, The Big Help Out website will have a list of ways you can lend a hand in your neighbourhood.