Coronation of King Charles III to be shown on big screen in Newcastle - all you need to know
The coronation of King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla will be screened to the public in Newcastle.
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The historic coronation is set to be shown on a big screen in Newcastle, though full details on where the public screening will be have not yet been announced. Public screenings of the momentous ceremony, which will include the coronation of Queen Consort Camilla, will also be held in Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Hull, Bristol and Brighton.
More than £1m has been made available by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) for the big screens. Culture secretary Lucy Frazer said: "The coronation will be a magical moment that brings people together to celebrate the best of Britain over a special weekend in May. These big screens, in major locations in towns and cities in the four nations of the UK, will make it easier for everyone to take part and have a memorable experience to mark this exciting and historic event."
Local authorities will be able to choose between using the funding towards one larger big screen site or a number of smaller screening sites Further details of activities taking place alongside screenings are expected to be announced by Newcastle City Council.
The weekend of the coronation will include a number of national events, including a concert held at Windsor Castle May 7. Iconic locations across the UK will also be lit up using projections, lasers, drone displays and illuminations.
When is the coronation of King Charles?
The coronation of King Charles III will take place on Saturday, May 6. The King and Queen consort Camilla will be crowned at Westminster Abbey, in London.
What is a coronation?
A coronation ceremony is the act of placing a crown on the monarch’s head. Coronations for UK monarch’s have remained the same for almost 1,000 years.
During a coronation, the monarch makes a promise to God and the people they serve, a sacred blessing known as anointing and the receiving of the royal regalia also takes place. The UK’s last coronation, of Queen Elizabeth II, took place on June 2, 1953.