Coronation of King Charles III on bank holiday: Brits given an extra day off


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British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak It was announced Sunday that there will be a public holiday to celebrate the coronation King Charles III Next year.

Sunak said the bank holiday will fall on Monday, May 8, after coronation Two days ago.

Charles, 73, became automatically king in September after the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II. Days later, it was Officially confirmed As the new King of the United Kingdom at a ceremony at St James’s Palace.

The British government said in a statement that the move is in line with the bank holiday that accompanied the coronation of the late Queen in 1953. The holiday will be an opportunity for families and communities across the UK to come together to celebrate, she added.

“The coronation of the new monarch is a unique moment for our country,” Sunak said. “In recognition of this historic occasion, I am pleased to announce an additional UK bank holiday next year.

“I look forward to seeing people gather to celebrate and pay tribute to King Charles III by participating in local and national events across the country in his honor.”

Buckingham Palace announced last month that Coronation of the king It will take place on May 6 at Westminster Abbey in London, the site of every coronation since 1066. Since William the Conqueror, all but two of the kings have been crowned there. Edward V died before his coronation and Edward VIII abdicated.

The palace said in a statement that the service would be more modern than the previous royal coronation and would look to the future. She added that the occasion would remain “rooted in long-standing traditions and competition”.

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The occasion will also see the Queen’s coronation in a similar but smaller ceremony.

Experts say Charles’ coronation will be a Significantly quieter event From his mother, with arrangements affected by the ongoing cost of living crisis in the UK.

It is fairly common for the government to declare public holidays on royal occasions. This year, Britons received two more days – one for the late Queen’s funeral on September 19 and earlier in June to celebrate her platinum jubilee.

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