Bank Holiday for the Coronation of King Charles III Weekend

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This coming Saturday, the 6th May 2023 marks the Coronation of His Majesty, King Charles III. Events as grand as this do not happen all that often and if you own any kind of business in the UK, you should most definitely take the opportunity to capitalise on it.

How to celebrate the Coronation in your s

You are probably wondering what on earth the Kings Coronation has to do with the salon and beauty industry. Well not a lot really, but whenever there is an event that is important enough to warrant a public holiday you can use it to your advantage in your business.

Everybody in the UK who is not hiding under a rock will know that the coronation is happening this weekend. It will be on the news, on the front of every newspaper, you will see special events organised in your local area, you’ll probably see royalty-themed decorations all over the place, and many places will be selling an assortment of special gifts, food, merchandise, souvenirs and memorabilia. 

This is exactly where you can jump on that same bandwagon! Here are a few simple ideas that shouldn’t cost too much:

  • Bring your salon into the celebrations by decorating the premises with the royal colours and hang up some bunting and a few flags. You can make use of the official emblem in your materials via a free download on the Royal website.
  • Create your own Big Lunch event (see below) in your salon and add it to the official Big Lunch map. You can apply for a free coronation pack to give you loads of tips ideas for organising your own event.
  • Create some sort of competition around the event.
  • Print out some flyers with a special discount for the 8th when most people will get the day off work and give them out at a local street party or your own Big Lunch event.
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The official logo of the Kings Coronation

Official schedule, route, concert & other details

To begin with you can find the most up to date information about the coronation on the official royal website which is being constantly updated as we grow closer to the date.

The official schedule is as follows:

Saturday 6th May

  • 6am: Viewing areas along the procession route are opened up.
  • 10:20am: The procession begins. It will start at Buckingham Palace, and go around St James’s Park through The Mall, Whitehall and arriving at Westminster Abbey.
  • 11am: King Charles due to arrive at Westminster Abbey and the ceremony begins.
  • 1pm: The King and Queen Consort Camilla return to Buckingham Palace
  • 2.30pm: The new monarch will greet the crowds from the balcony of Buckingham Palace. This will be combined with a six minute fly-past involving members of the Army, Royal Navy, Royal Air Force and the Red Arrows.

Sunday 7th May

  • The Big Lunch – this is a nationwide event overseen by the Eden project to bring together communities across the whole nation in celebration together.
  • Coronation Music Concert – will take place at Windsor Castle at approximately 8pm and be broadcast live by the BBC. This will be attended by a public audience which will include some volunteers and several thousand members of the public who will be selected to receive a free pair of tickets via a national ballot held by the BBC.Some of the key acts expected to perform are: Take That, Lionel Richie, Andrea Bocelli, Paloma Faith, Olly Murs, Nicole Sherzinger and DJ Pete Tong. Bette Midler is also due to be making an appearance.

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    The route of the procession from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey