a public holiday decreed on 8 May 2023 for the coronation of Charles III

The new British monarch will be crowned on May 6, 2023. It will be “a unique moment for our country”, explains Prime Minister Rishi Sunak in a press release.

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The British will be able to rest on May 8. Downing Street announced on Sunday 6 November that the day would be a public holiday to mark the coronation of King Charles III, eight months after the death of Elizabeth II. “The coronation of a new monarch is a unique moment for our country”said Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, quoted in the press release, saying that he hoped that the population “pay homage to King Charles III by attending local and national events across the country”. This holiday will be held two days after the ceremony at Westminster Abbey.

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 “look to the future while being rooted in the long tradition and pomp of the monarchy”. According to the British press, the coronation of Charles III, in accordance with the new king’s wishes, will be shorter and cheaper than his mother’s, due to the economic crisis. That of Elizabeth II had actually lasted more than three hours in front of 8,251 guests gathered in the London Abbey.

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