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King's Coronation

The Coronation will see people across the UK and the Commonwealth come together to celebrate.

The Coronation programme will include the procession and service at Westminster Abbey on 6 May, the 'Coronation Big Lunch' across the country on 7 May (with a concert taking place in Windsor in the evening), and 'The Big Help Out' community activity on the bank holiday, Monday 8 May 2023.

The Coronation Emblem

The official emblem of the Coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort has been unveiled by Buckingham Palace. The emblem has been designed by Sir Jony Ive KBE.

The emblem will feature throughout the celebrations in May, including the Coronation Service at Westminster Abbey and the Coronation Concert at Windsor Castle on Saturday 6 May, as well as national events, street parties and community gatherings. The emblem will also be used for all official merchandise commemorating the Coronation of The King and The Queen Consort, and across digital and social media.

Official emblem of the Coronation of His Majesty The King

Coronation Road Closures

Neighbours and community groups looking to hold street parties in May to celebrate the King's Coronation should check whether they may need a temporary road closure.

The Council requires 6 weeks to process road closure applications for street parties on no-through roads, and 12 weeks for closures for special events. This means that time is running out for planned celebrations in early May.

There is no charge to apply, and full details can be found by visiting our Holding a street party page.

For guidance and information on holding street parties or events in Somerset for the Coronation, visit Somerset County Council's Organising an event on, or affecting the public highway webpage.

The Coronation Big Lunch

The Coronation Big Lunch, on 7 May, will encourage communities to come together, celebrate their connections and get to know each other better.

It will bring the Coronation festivities into the heart of every community.

More detail on getting involved is available via the Eden Project Communities' The Big Lunch webpage.

For guidance and to organise a Street Party for neighbours, visit our Holding a street party page.

The Big Help Out

The Big Help Out, on 8 May, will provide an opportunity to reflect on the legacy of His Majesty's service and showcase the impact of volunteering within communities. People across the UK will be able to get involved and more detail is available on The Big Help Out website.

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