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6th -8th May 2023
It’s less than a year since we celebrated the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee (June 2022) followed sadly, not long after, by the incredible and moving pomp and ceremony of her state funeral in September. Who can forget the slow march of the chief Royals thorough London and the stirring sound of the marching bands and British military in full regalia? What a contrast between the joyful occasion of public celebration set beside the respectful occasion of public mourning.
This week we are approaching the Coronation of the former Prince of Wales, now King Charles III, and successor to his much revered and vaunted mother, Queen Elizabeth II.
People across the country and the Commonwealth are invited to celebrate the Coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort over a weekend of special events on 6–8 May. ”
This is a different kind of ceremony altogether: the Coronation is the symbolic acknowledgement of the accession of Charles as King. It is not only an event steeped in a thousand years of history, but also an opportunity to enjoy an extra bonus Bank Holiday, to witness the event either by broadcast on TV etc… or perhaps by lining the streets in London, to raise a glass or mark the moment, or simply a good excuse to gather together with family and friends for a barbeque or party.
We have therefore been delighted to support our clients and tenants in organising their own block parties and events. In one instance we have been directly responsible for organising refreshments and entertainment – the lighter end of MIH’s work and one that we enjoy.
We always find that these kinds of occasions have a unifying effect on people who live in the same building but whose paths rarely cross and who rarely have the opportunity to meet.
If you’re throwing a coronation party, here’s the official free toolkit
Whether you have a garden area, a courtyard, or a meeting or reception room, please check with the appropriate manager, managing agent or Landlord to ensure your party is legitimate and safe.
There may be fire rules or other things to take into consideration so it’s worth checking in, in advance. Similarly, enjoy yourselves but remember to organise a cleaning up committee to restore your shared home to order afterwards. A little advance planning will make sure things go smoothly.
Whether you’re for or against the British Monarchy, most would acknowledge that is does have an impact on the people of the United Kingdom and represents a popular aspect of the public face of the UK as perceived by the rest of the world. The Monarchy is a part of our identity and still has a role in our culture, though it ebbs and flows over time – as our rich history attests too.
Admittedly, not all of the Royal family are popular and not without good reason, but many see the better part of what the Monarchy represents – a colourful display of Britishness, a figurehead and representative of many noble and charitable causes, a useful counterpoint to our ever-conflicted political parties… The Queen herself made many broadcasts over the years rallying the British public during times of conflict and strife, providing comfort, unity and for many, a ray of hope.
QEII’s reign was not always plain sailing, but she was resolutely stalwart and ‘unswerving’ and earned her place as the Grandmother of the Nation. We wish King Charles III every success in following in his mother’s footsteps. Photo: www.reuters.com
Whatever you’re planning this weekend, we hope you enjoy the celebrations.
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