Extra bank holiday announced to celebrate the coronation of King Charles

The Government has proclaimed an additional bank holiday to mark the coronation of the King next year.Downing Street said the holiday will fall on Monday May 8 following the coronation at Westminster Abbey two days earlier on Saturday May 6. It will take place across the UK.Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said that – as was the case with the coronation of Queen Elizabeth in 1953 – it will be an opportunity for families and communities across the country to come together to celebrate.