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Coronation of King Charles III

​​​Cardiff will mark the coronation of King Charles III with a series of official public events, including a royal gun salute, a ‘Right Royal' Picnic, street parties, and screenings of the Coronation Service and the Coronation Concert.

The full timetable of official Coronation events, taking place across the weekend, is:

The Coronation Service and Gun Salute

9:30am to 2:30pm, Saturday 6 May, free entry, no ticket required.

The grounds of Cardiff Castle will host a big screen for visitors to watch the Coronation Service, and the processions to and from Westminster Abbey. An official gun salute will also take place at the Castle as part of a network of gun salutes, taking place across the country as the King is crowned.

104 Regiment Royal Artillery, Regimental Mascots from The Royal Welsh and The 1st Queens Dragoon Guards with a Quarter Guard, Welsh Guards and the Regimental Band and Corps of Drums of the Royal Welsh will be in attendance, along with representatives from The Royal Navy and The Royal Airforce.

Due to ceremonial proceedings taking place live at the Castle as part of the coronation some elements of the screening of the main coronation event in London may be subtitled only.

Right Royal Picnic

12pm to 4pm, Sunday 7 May, free entry, no ticket required.

Gather your family and friends, pack a picnic, and head to Cardiff Castle for a ‘Right Royal Picnic' as part of The Coronation Big Lunch taking place across the UK. Dress up and enjoy the festivities, which will include a programme of live music, family craft activities, and themed walkabout entertainment, creating a celebratory atmosphere as people come together to share food and fun.

The Coronation Big Lunch

8am to 8pm, Sunday 7 May.

The bunting will be out as local communities host street parties across the city to celebrate the coronation. 44 residential road closures across the city have been facilitated by the Council, to enable neighbours to come together to enjoy the big occasion.

The Coronation Concert

7:30pm to 11pm, Sunday 7 May, Roald Dahl Plass.

Join us in Cardiff Bay to watch the Coronation Concert, broadcast live from Windsor Castle, on a large screen in Roald Dahl Plass. Enjoy food and drink from one of the waterfront's many bars, cafes and restaurants. Then look to the skies for the evening's centrepiece, as Cardiff joins locations across the UK in ‘Lighting up the Nation' with an immersive lightshow, featuring a fleet of 300 drones flying high over Cardiff Bay's iconic buildings.

The concert coverage starts on the big screen at 8pm, with the main drone show expected to start soon after 9:15pm (exact time is dependent on the broadcast schedule and weather conditions).​


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