The Coronation Weekend

28th April, 2023

With just over a week to go until the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III and The Queen Consort Camilla, excitement is growing both in the UK and internationally to celebrate the big day and be a part of this very special and historic event.

Upcoming events during the Coronation Weekend


Saturday 6 May

The official Coronation ceremony will take place on Saturday 6 May at Westminster Abbey, London.

Celebrations will be held up and down the country whilst the Royal Procession will take place, starting at Buckingham Palace, with His Majesty and The Queen Consort travelling down The Mall, and returning to Buckingham Palace after the ceremony where they will be joined by other members of the Royal Family.

Hundreds of thousands of members of the public are expected to line the parade route for their chance to see The King and Queen Consort in the Diamond Jubilee Estate Coach.

Sunday 7 May

A Coronation Concert will be held at Windsor Castle, with an evening of music from global icons and contemporary musicians to celebrate together. A world-class orchestra will also play interpretations of musical favourites, with staging and effects taking place on the East Lawn of the castle.

Monday 8 May

The Big Help Out will be organised by The Together Coalition along with The Scouts, the Royal Voluntary Service and faith groups from across the United Kingdom. This event is set to highlight the importance of volunteering and will encourage people across the nation to get involved and help organisations in their local community.

The RSN and Past Coronations

The RSN has a long and rich history working on Coronations for the British Royal family and has been creating pieces for the ceremonies going back to 1902. From State Coronation robes to Altar dorsals and exhibitions, we are extremely proud of the involvement we have had in past Coronations.

We had the privilege of working on the Robe of Estate for Queen Elizabeth II in 1953, designed and embroidered by the Royal School of Needlework. Eighteen varieties of gold thread were used in the Goldwork embroidery, taking a total of 3,500 hours from February to April 1953 with 12 embroiderers working in shifts, seven days a week.

Read more of the RSN’s full history with past Coronations of the British Royal Family. Or better still, book a place on the talk being given by our Chief Executive and author of An Unbroken Thread on the 150 year history of the RSN on Wednesday 10 May 


The Royal School of Needlework would like to wish His Majesty King Charles III and Queen Camilla the best of luck for Saturday and wish them a happy and peaceful reign.