King Charles III's coronation will take place on Saturday 6th May 2023 at Westminster Abbey in London. During the ceremony, the King will be crowned alongside Camilla, the Queen Consort. Read more on how to stay safe and report any suspicious activity.
Across the Coronation Weekend, there will be further opportunities for people to come together in celebration of the historic occasion. On Sunday, 7th 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 made available via public ballot. The Coronation Big Lunch, at which neighbours and communities are invited to share food and fun together, will take place across the country on the same date.
On Monday, 8th May 2023, members of the public will be invited to take part in The Big Help Out, which will encourage people to try volunteering for themselves and join the work being undertaken to support their local areas.
What can I do?
In the unlikely event of a terrorist attack, remember to follow RUN HIDE TELL guidance which can be applied to many situations and places.
There is also a helpful checklist on what to do in the event of a bomb threat.
Communities can help defeat terrorism by reporting any suspicious behaviour or activity. By having more eyes and ears available, we can build resilience and help save lives. Keep an eye out during your day-to-day commute or recognise any suspicious behaviour. Remember, if you see or hear something that could be related to terrorism, trust your instincts and report it.
For advice and guidance relating to health, safety and welfare at events, the Purple Guide offers useful and detailed recommendations, considerations and advice that can help save lives.
Be mindful when you are out celebrating, especially on busy, crowded roads or street parties. The National Vehicle Threat Mitigation Unit (NVTMU) have installed various barges, fences and protective measures around London and Windsor to help keep the public safe from hostile vehicles. Those who are celebrating elsewhere such as the suburbs or more rural areas should also be aware of this risk. We would like the public to report if they see someone acting suspiciously, trust your instincts. You can read more information about hostile vehicle mitigation online.
More information on staying safe can be found on the protect website.