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Windsor Castle concert planned as part of King Charles coronation

By | Published on Monday 23 January 2023

A big old concert will take place at Windsor Castle this May as part of the coronation of King Charles III, because you can’t coronate a new king without a proper sing song.

Various bits of information have been released about the wider proceedings that will formally put a crown on the head of the new monarch of this here United Kingdom.

The coronation itself will take place at Westminster Abbey in London on Saturday 6 May, with a service that is likely to be somewhat shorter than the three hour ceremony that took place for the coronation of Elizabeth II back in 1953.

The concert at Windsor Castle will be staged the following day, Sunday 7 May. Among other things there will be a laser and drone lightshow, plus a coronation choir featuring a diverse mix of singers recruited from amateur choirs across the country.

Also on stage will be a number of “global music icons” yet to be confirmed. I’m putting in an early vote for Harry Styles and Megan Thee Stallion to co-headline. I mean, what better way to formally celebrate the arrival of Charlie Windsor to the British throne than with the Harry and Megan show?

Though, perhaps most importantly of all, the royal celebrations will also involve an extra bank holiday for British workers on the Monday, 8 May.

There’ll be a scheme that day to encourage people to get involved in local volunteering, which may or may not include volunteering to stay in and watch whatever shows Netflix have commissioned of late to piss off the British royal family.

So, that all sounds like good fun doesn’t it? God save the King!