The Coronation of HM King Charles III took place on May 6 2023. It was a unique once-in-a-generation event which was viewed by over 18 million people in the UK and another 400 million from across the globe.
Details for the ceremony and other activities that took place over the extended website can be found on the Royal website.
During the Coronation weekend, I attended a number of local events to mark the special occasion.
In Havant, I was pleased to give a reading of the prayers of intercession at a special service in St. Faith's Church. I also joined Canon Tom Kennar, The Worshipful Mayor of Havant Diana Patrick, and the Mayor's Consort in the churchyard to plant a special Hawthorne sapling to mark the occasion.
In Emsworth, I visited the Emsworth Bowling Club who held a special day of boules, tea and cake. While there, I addressed the gathered attendees on the importance of the occassion and lead a toast to His Majesty, before presenting the Club Chairman Sue Wood with a Union Flag.
On Hayling Island, I attended a street party hosted by Angela Hopkins. Angela is a good friend of mine who has previously worked with me to fundraise for the Royal British Legion. I presented her with a Union Flag and gave my best wishes and thanks to those attending.
In Warblington, I attended a Coronation Picnic at at St Thomas à Becket Church. We toasted to His Majesty's long and prosperous reign and spent time reflecting on Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth.
Finally, in Purbrook, I visited the Junior School to meet pupils at a special Coronation Lunch. I was delighted to see that the young pupils were just as excited as I am about the King's reign and we were all keen to send our best wishes his way. I gave a few short words at the beginning of the lunch, and presented members of the School Improvement Committee with a Union Flag.
I am also offering Havant Constituents free Union and St George's Cross Flags in the lead up to the Coronation. What better way to show your appreciation for the new King than to be fly our national colours? To apply for a free flag, visit www.AlanMak.org.uk/Contact