Coronation of His Majesty the King

The Coronation of His Majesty The King

Buckingham Palace is pleased to announce that the Coronation of His Majesty The King will take place on Saturday 6 May, 2023.

The Coronation Ceremony will take place at Westminster Abbey, London, and will be conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury. The Ceremony will see His Majesty King Charles III crowned alongside The Queen Consort.

The Coronation will reflect the monarch’s role today and look towards the future, while being rooted in longstanding traditions and pageantry.

Across the Coronation Weekend, there will be further opportunities for communities and people to come together in celebration of the historic occasion. 

Detailed below is some information and key dates that you may find useful to get you started.

On Sunday, 7 May 2023, a special Coronation Concert will be staged and broadcast live at Windsor Castle by the BBC and BBC Studios, with several thousand pairs of tickets to be made available via public ballot.

The Coronation Big Lunch, at which neighbours and communities are invited to share food and fun together, will also take place across the country on Sunday 7 May 2023.

The weekend of celebrations will end with the Big Help Out on Monday 8 May 2023 - a special Bank Holiday proclaimed by the Prime Minister in honour of the Coronation. 

In tribute to His Majesty The King’s lifetime of public service, The Big Help Out will encourage people to come out and support the causes that matter to them.

If you are holding an event to celebrate The Kings Coronation you will need to apply to Leicestershire County Council to close your street/road to traffic.

Planning on having a street party to celebrate the Coronation?

Thinking of holding an event to celebrate The Kings Coronation?

You will need to apply to Leicestershire County Council to close your street/road to traffic by completing sections 3 and 4 of the Kings Coronation application pack, which you can download below.

All fees associated with the legal application have been waived for The Kings Coronation and the application time reduced to 5 weeks, please note this is only for The Kings Coronation and does not apply to other events.

If you wish to apply for a road closure or any other restrictions the last date for submission is Friday 31 March 2023. Applications after this date may not be able to be fulfilled.

Given the occasion and following Government guidance Leicestershire County Council will not be asking for the usual required documentation for a road closure such as an in depth risk assessment, however consideration still needs to be given to ensure the safety of all attendees and an enjoyable event.

Within the registration form you will find some additional information for you to consider. Further Government advice on road closures for street parties can be found through the external link below.

The information you supply to Leicestershire County Council regarding your event will be shared with the emergency services so they can put their own plans and resources in place.

Please submit your application form in good time, it is better to submit draft plans than nothing at all. It is essential that the emergency services are kept well informed of the events and we would rather know something is happening well in advance than finding out the day before.

Signs and cones

Leicestershire County Council Highways is offering the loan of signs and cones, should you require these please complete section 5 of the Kings Coronation application pack attached. Please be aware signs and cones must be collected from, and returned to, the LCC Mountsorrel Highways Depot. Appropriate arrangements will need to be made for collection. The deadline for your cones and signs applications is Friday 31st March 2023, after this date we cannot guarantee availability.

Please note that the fees for the loan of signs will be waived for all Kings Coronation events but equipment must be returned or it will be invoiced for.

Both the deadline to apply for events that need a road closure and to apply for signs and cones is 31 March 2023. 

If you have any questions or require any support completing any of the documentation, then please do not hesitate to get in touch with

Celebrating the Coronation in Melton

Many community groups are planning a series of events to celebrate His Majesty The King's Coronation, and these will be publicised Discover Melton on the website as they are confirmed.

We would love to hear about your plans to celebrate the Coronation.

If you are running any public events and would like to share them with us, get in touch by emailing  with details of your Coronation celebrations. Your event will then be added to Discover Melton and shared through our social media channels. 

Temporary event notice and licences

If you would like to organise an event on Council land or a greenspace or to find out about licensable activities such as selling food and drink or having music on a stage you may need to apply for a licence or a temporary event notice from Melton Borough Council.

The Coronation Big Lunch

The Coronation Big Lunch brings neighbours and communities together to share friendship, food and fun. Be part of history and join millions across the UK with a Coronation Big Lunch celebration in your community!

Sign up to receive your Coronation Big Lunch pack for all you need to get started, fun ideas and top tips, practical advice and loads more.

Free downloadable resources will are available online by the Big Lunch team at

The Big Help Out

From rolling up your sleeves to help a local group, to joining some of the UK's well known charities - Monday 8 May 2023 will be your chance to get involved. 

Created by Britain’s best loved charities and organised by The Together Coalition, The Big Help Out will highlight the positive impact volunteering has on communities across the nation.

If you are a volunteer-involving organisation wanting to join in, please follow the external link below.



Last updated 30 January 2023
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