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The Coronation Roll
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Appointment of a date for the Coronation

On Tuesday the eleventh of October Two thousand and twenty-two, the Royal Household issued a notice announcing that the Coronation of Their Majesties The King and Queen would take place on Saturday the sixth of May Two thousand and twenty-three. The announcement detailed that the Coronation Ceremony would take place at Westminster Abbey and would be conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury. It outlined that the Ceremony would include the Coronation of The King and The Queen and reflect His Majesty’s sincere wish that the Coronation looked towards the future while also being rooted in long-standing traditions and pageantry.

The King appointed The Right Honourable Sir Clive Alderton KCVO, Principal Private Secretary to Their Majesties, to chair a Coronation Organising Committee at Buckingham Palace, drawing together the preparations of Government, Church and Military. The Committee was assisted by Lieutenant Colonel Michael Vernon, Comptroller of the Lord Chamberlain’s Office and Alexander Scully LVO Deputy Comptroller, Lord Chamberlain’s Office. The specific roles and responsibilities of the State and the Church were clearly defined. The Prime Minister delegated the Government’s overall responsibility for Their Majesties’ Coronation to The Right Honourable Oliver Dowden CBE MP, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. Responsibility for the delivery of the Coronation arrangements was delegated to the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, The Right Honourable Michelle Donelan MP until the seventh of February, and thereafter The Right Honourable Lucy Frazer KC MP, supported by the Cabinet Office on constitutional and ceremonial arrangements. A range of other Government departments and public servants also contributed to the momentous day. The Archbishop of Canterbury was responsible for the liturgy, in close consultation with the Dean of Westminster. Military ceremonial was commanded by the Major General Commanding the Household Division, Major General Christopher Ghika CBE. 

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