Date published: 5th May 2023

'The Prince who has served our nation and the Commonwealth with diligence and foresight since his investiture as Prince of Wales in 1969 will be crowned as King on Saturday, 6 May. For over 50 years he has devoted his energies tirelessly to the common good of the people of these islands and beyond. We can be certain that this will be a hallmark of his time as our King, supported and strengthened by his wife, Queen Camilla.

Times have been hard in recent years and continue to be hard for many. This weekend’s Big Help Out reminds us that when individuals work together voluntarily in the service of their communities they can do so much to support one another. The time, the skills and the devotion which volunteers put in is a strong demonstration of the value and the strength of community.

One great strength of our Monarchy is the sense of continuity it brings to our nation. In 1953, on the day of the Coronation of Her late Majesty, it was wet and cold. But whatever the weather for this coronation, the day will be one of great celebration as we mark formally the start of our new King’s reign. We send our loyal greetings and warmest congratulations to His Majesty King Charles and Her Majesty Queen Camilla on this, their Coronation weekend.'

- Pauline Grove-Jones, Chairman, North Norfolk District Council

There are many ways to get involved in the Coronation in your community, from Big Lunches and community activities to The Big Help Out.

Find out what's happening in your community here - Events – Coronation of His Majesty The King & Her Majesty The Queen Consort

Last updated: 5th May 2023