King Charles III’s coronation date is already marked on the royal family as the official date is revealed to the public.
Buckingham Palace announced Tuesday that the new King Charles III’s coronation will be on May 6, 2023, the same day his grandson Archie Harrison celebrates his 4th birthday.
King Charles III’s coronation date is earlier in the year than widely speculated, as many believed that King Charles would pick June 2 to honour the date of Queen Elizabeth’s coronation in 1953.
“The Coronation will reflect the monarch’s role today and look towards the future, while being rooted in longstanding traditions and pageantry,” the palace said in a statement, adding that Queen Camilla will be crowned alongside her husband. Keeping with royal tradition, the ceremony will commence at Westminster Abbey in London, where British monarchs have been coronated for the last 900 years.
The coronation marks the second time that a royal milestone falls on a birthday weekend for one of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s young children. Over the summer, their daughter Lilibet turned 1 on June 4, the third day of Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee weekend.