There are more than 3,000 Coronation street parties this weekend | UK News
Thousands of Brits will take out the red, white and blue flags and tablecloths to hold street parties for the king’s coronation next weekend, new data has shown.
Royal fans will pull out their finest china and toast the king as councils across England have approved 3,087 road closures to gatherings.
Data from roads management company one.net shows parties are set to take place across the country as royalists get into the coronation spirit.
The parties will travel a total of 263 miles, which is roughly the distance from Westminster Abbey – where the coronation ceremony will take place on Saturday – to Land’s End in Cornwall.
The deeply religious affair comes eight months after the monarch’s accession to the throne and the death of his mother, Elizabeth II.
Buckingham Palace Said the ceremony will be “rooted in long-standing traditions and pageantry” but also “reflect the role of the monarch today and look to the future”.
Charles III is anointed with holy oil, receives the orb, coronation ring and scepter, is crowned with the majestic St Edward’s Crown and is blessed during the historic ceremony.
Camilla is also anointed with holy oil and crowned, just like the Queen Mother when she was crowned Queen in 1937.
There will also be a whole host of other historic moments over the weekend, including a coronation concert in Windsor on Sunday.
Headliners include Takethat, Paloma Faith, Steve Winwood, pianist Lang Lang, plus Nicole Scherzinger, Lionel Richie and Katy Perry.
The line-up will also include Olly Murs, Pete Tong Ibiza Classics with Vula and JERUB and The Piano winner Lucy.
Coronation of King Charles III. At latest
The historic coronation of Her Majesties King Charles III. and Queen Camilla takes place at Westminster Abbey on Saturday 6th May 2023.
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The most popular day for partying over the three day bank holiday weekend is Sunday which is 62%.
About 27% are scheduled for Saturday, while only 11% are scheduled for Monday.
Hampshire and Kent top the list for the most party-loving counties, each with 251 street festivals.
Only one single-party application was approved by Cumberland Council, Herefordshire Council, Luton Borough Council and Manchester City Council.
Many municipalities have waived their usual street festival fees for this weekend.
All roads officially closed for coronation street parties in England are included in the figures, one.network said.
The analysis does not take into account parties in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, nor unofficial events.
James Harris, Managing Director of one.network, said: “It’s fantastic to see neighbors and communities coming together to take advantage of their streets to party to celebrate the coronation of our new King.
“Organizing a street festival is hard enough, but local councils should be given a big hand for their great efforts to make this nationwide celebration possible.
“With their hard work approving and managing road closures, the country can celebrate safely while minimizing disruption to road users.”
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