This week’s Talk Time links to the Coronation of King Charles III.
I know some facts about the Coronation of King Charles III
Watch the video about the coronation of King Charles III or read the information below.
The coronation of King Charles III will take place at Westminster Abbey in London on 6 May. His wife Camilla, the Queen Consort, will be crowned Queen Camilla shortly after as part of the same ceremony.
Coronations have taken place at the Abbey since 1066, the first known for sure to have taken place there being that of William the Conqueror. The ceremony is steeped in tradition: King Charles will sit in the coronation chair, which is over 700 years old; the St Edward’s Crown will be placed on his head; he will be anointed with holy oil by the Archbishop of Canterbury; the coronation anthem Zadok the Priest will be sung, just as it has at every coronation since 1727. After the ceremony King Charles and Queen Camilla will return to Buckingham Palace, where crowds will be waiting for them to appear on the royal balcony.
Celebrations will continue across the weekend. On Sunday 7 May there will be a concert at Windsor Castle. Also on Sunday communities are invited to come together to share food and fun as part of the Coronation Big Lunch. Monday 8 May is an additional bank holiday, when everyone is encouraged to help out in their local community as part of the Big Help Out.
After watching the video and/or reading the text can you answer the following questions:
- When is the coronation happening?
- How old is the special coronation chair?
- What is included in the coronation regalia?
- How much does the St Edward’s Crown weigh?
- What role does the Archbishop of Canterbury play in the ceremony?
What events are happening across the coronation weekend?