a holiday for the coronation of Charles III

The holiday will be observed on Monday, May 8, two days after the ceremony at Westminster Abbey.

A highly anticipated meeting across the Channel. The British government announced on Sunday that a public holiday will be held in Britain to mark the coronation of King Charles III on May 6, 2023, eight months after the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

The holiday will be observed on Monday, May 8, two days after the ceremony at Westminster Abbey, Downing Street said in a statement.

“The coronation of a new monarch is a unique moment for our country,” Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said in the statement, saying he hopes people will “pay tribute to King Charles III by attending events locally and nationally in the whole country. “.

cheaper ceremony

A public holiday had already been held for the coronation of Elizabeth II on 2 June 1953, as well as for her funeral on 19 September.

Buckingham Palace had announced a ceremony “that looks to the future while being rooted in the long tradition and pomp of the monarchy”.

According to the British press, the coronation will be shorter and cheaper than his mother’s, in accordance with Charles III’s wish for a stricter monarchy and in a context of economic crisis. The latter had lasted more than three hours in front of 8,251 guests gathered in the monastery.

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