5 Mar 2023
We are delighted to announce what our visitors can expect in the up-coming Coronation Weekend 6th - 8th May.
The Coronation of the King and Queen Consort will take place on Saturday 6th May and the weekend will be extended to include a new bank holiday on Monday 8th May.
To mark the occasion, we will be staging a three-day celebration so that our visitors can enjoy every minute of this very special occasion in a memorable and historic setting.
Throughout the three days we will have a large outdoor screen in the Outer Ward which will be broadcasting all of the live action from London and Windsor. So, visitors are welcome to picnic on the lawn, and take in every minute of the coronation that will be full of tradition and pageantry.
The schedule for the weekend is:
Saturday 6th May - The Coronation Ceremony itself will take place at Westminster Abbey, as has been the tradition since 1066. Our big screen will be showing every minute of the coverage including the Kings Procession from Buckingham Palace to Westminster, the ceremony itself conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Coronation Procession from Westminster Abbey to Buckingham Palace and the gathering of the Royal Family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace. In addition to this we will have entertainment from Fiery Jack, including a circus workshop, a medieval games emporium and Fiery Jack's circus skills walkabout. There will be fairground stalls and a Royalty themed children's trail to follow around the castle grounds.
Sunday 7th May - The screen will broadcast the Coronation Concert live from Windsor Castle. The concert will feature famous artistes from around the world and further details on the timing of the concert will be released soon. We will once again have Fiery Jack's circus workshop, medieval games emporium and circus skills walkabout, along with the fairground stalls and the children's trail.
Monday 8th May - The big screen will broadcast any further live action from London and at 2pm we will be showing Disney's live action version of The Lion King.
Visitors are welcome to bring picnic chairs, blankets and their own picnics. The Castle Kitchen will be offering a wide range of meals, cakes, snacks, iced creams and delicious beverages throughout the weekend.
Normal castle entry fees will apply throughout the weekend, all tickets can be bought on entry to the castle each day, there are no online or advanced tickets available, and Annual Passes can be used to enter the castle throughout the weekend. Normal terms and conditions of entry apply.