King Charles's coronation: Day-by-day schedule

Yahoo UK breaks down what is happening over the coronation weekend

King Charles III leaves Westminster Abbey in London, after a rehearsal ahead of the coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla on Saturday. Picture date: Friday May 5, 2023. (Photo by James Manning/PA Images via Getty Images)
King Charles III leaves Westminster Abbey in London on Friday after a rehearsal ahead of the coronation. (PA Images via Getty Images)

The coronation of King Charles III is less than 24 hours away.

It comes as the King and Queen Consort visited Westminster Abbey for a final rehearsal on Friday.

Charles waved from the car window as he arrived, with a crowd of onlookers having gathered at a metal barrier outside the Abbey in drizzling rain to catch a glimpse.

We now have a timetable for the day of the service itself, and know where the Royal Family will be over the weekend of festivities.

Prince Harry has confirmed that he will attending to support his father and Prince George is also set to take on a major role in the coronation, as one of his grandfather's pages of honour.

At just nine years old, he is the youngest member of the Royal Family to take part in a ceremony like this.

It's also been revealed which members of the aristocracy have successfully proved their historic claim to play a role in the coronation and who will be holding the regalia in the service.

Yahoo UK breaks down exactly what's on the cards, where it will take place and when.

Saturday 6 May – Coronation service and procession

On 6 May, the coronation service will take place at Westminster Abbey and will see Charles officially crowned as monarch and Camilla as Queen by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

6.00am: Viewing areas on the procession route will be opened to the public, for those who don't get there in time, there will be screening areas in Hyde Park, St James's Park and Green Park.

8.00am: Campaign group Republic — whose stated aim is abolishing the monarchy — have organised a protest of the coronation, with those looking to join them encouraged to arrive at 8am.

TOPSHOT - Anti-monarchy demonstrators protest against the Royal family outside Westminster Abbey in London on March 13, 2023, before members of Britain's Royal Family attend a Commonwealth Day service ceremony. (Photo by Daniel LEAL / AFP) (Photo by DANIEL LEAL/AFP via Getty Images)
Republic have planned to protest the coronation, and recently demonstrated outside Westminster Abbey during the Commonwealth Day service. (Getty Images)

9.45am: The 200 members of armed forces taking part in procession will begin to gather, a further 1000 service personnel will line the route.

10.20am: Charles and Camilla will process from Buckingham Palace to the Abbey in the Diamond Jubilee State Coach, which has air conditioning and shock absorbers.

Accompanied by the Sovereign's Escort of the Household Cavalry, they will travel down The Mall, take the south side of Trafalgar Square, go along Whitehall and Parliament Street, take the east and south sides of Parliament Square to Broad Sanctuary before arriving at the Abbey.

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10.53am: The procession arrives at Westminster Abbey.

11.00am: Charles will enter through the Great West Door and process through the nave of the Abbey and then the service will commence.

12.00: Midday will see Charles officially crowned as King. The St Edward's Crown will be placed on Charles's head by the Archbishop of Canterbury and it will be the only time in his reign he will wear it.

There will be gun salutes at the Tower of London, Horse Guards Parade and other locations across the country.

1.00pm: Charles and Camilla will process back to Buckingham Palace in the notoriously bumpy Gold State Coach, used by Elizabeth during her own coronation in 1953.

Other members of the Royal Family will join the coronation procession back to the palace.

1.33pm: The newly-crowned King and Queen will arrive back at Buckingham Palace via the Centre Arch.

1.45pm: They will then receive a military salute and three cheers in the Garden Terrace.

2.15pm: Charles and Camilla will appear on Buckingham Palace balcony and there will be a flypast.

Sunday 7 May – Street parties and coronation concert

The following day will see street parties take place across the UK, under the banner of the Big Lunch, run by the Eden Project.

You can find out how to locate street parties in your local area, by clicking here.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 05: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall attend the Big Jubilee Lunch At The Oval on June 05, 2022 in London, England. The Platinum Jubilee of Elizabeth II is being celebrated from June 2 to June 5, 2022, in the UK and Commonwealth to mark the 70th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II on 6 February 1952.  (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
Last year's Platinum Jubilee saw the royals attend street parties organised beneath the Big Lunch umbrella and celebrate with the public. (Getty Images)

Last year's Platinum Jubilee to celebrate the 70th year of Queen Elizabeth's reign saw similar events take place across the country, with senior royals popping up at different events.

This year will be no exception, with various royals appearing around the country to celebrate the coronation with different communities.

Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie will attend a street party in Windsor, while Princess Anne and her husband Vice-Admiral Tim Laurence will be making an appearance in Swindon.

The Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh will attend an event in Cranleigh, Surrey.

Later that day there will be a concert at Windsor Castle — at which several big names are confirmed to be performing, including Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Andrea Bocelli.

The concert will feature spoken word and dance, as well as performances from the Coronation Choir, which has been created for the occasion from community and amateur choralists from across the country.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: A light show is projected onto Buckingham Palace during the Platinum Party At The Palace concert on June 4, 2022 in London, United Kingdom. The Platinum Jubilee of Elizabeth II is being celebrated from June 2 to June 5, 2022, in the UK and Commonwealth to mark the 70th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II on 6 February 1952. (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images)
A light show was projected onto Buckingham Palace during last year's Party at the Palace, and something similar is planned for the coronation. (Getty Images)

There will also be a light show — which the palace called the "centrepiece" of the evening — created from lasers, drones, illuminations and projections.

This portion of the evening will be called Lighting Up the Nation and landmarks around the UK will be lit up.

Monday 8 May – The Big Help Out

On the bank holiday, The Big Help Out is being organised. This hopes to bring communities together by presenting an opportunity for people to volunteer in their local areas.

The royals will be leading by example and appearing around the country at different volunteering events.

Sophie and Edward will attend a puppy training class at a guide dog centre in Reading, while the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester will meet volunteers at an event in London.

Princess Anne and her husband will attend a civic service at Gloucester Cathedral honouring local volunteers.

The aim is to bring about a "lasting legacy of volunteering" after the coronation weekend, and the Big Help Out is being organised by the Together Coalition — with partner organisations like the Royal Voluntary Service, the Scouts and faith groups.

There is a special app that has been created for The Big Help Out, which you can find out more about on the initiative's website.

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