Buckingham Palace is pleased to announce that the Coronation of His Majesty The King will take place on Saturday 6th May, 2023.
Coronation 2023 Emblem

The Coronation Ceremony will take place at Westminster Abbey, London, and will be conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

The Ceremony will see His Majesty King Charles III crowned alongside The Queen Consort.

The Coronation will reflect the monarch’s role today and look towards the future, while being rooted in longstanding traditions and pageantry.

Street Parties

Please note the deadline to apply for a Street Party Road Closure for the Coronation weekend has now passed.

Useful links

You can find lots of free resources to help you plan your street party on streetparty.org.uk

The Coronation Big Lunch is part of the official celebrations for the Coronation and you can get your free pack by visiting their website.

If you’ve applied for a street closure, why not make it extra fun for the children and incorporate a play street into your celebrations. Playing Out has lots of free resources that will help you to make it fun and safe for everyone.

Road Closures over the King’s Coronation weekend

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Wolverhampton City Council propose to make an Order under Section 21 of the Town Police Clauses Act 1847, prohibiting vehicles from proceeding on the following stretches of road on the dates specified below:

Saturday 6 May 2023

  • Ashbourne Road - Closed its entire length.
  • Barn Farm Close - Closed its entire length.
  • Birches Barn Avenue - Closed its entire length.
  • Churchfield Road - Closed between its junctions with Beech Road and Eccleshall Avenue. The vehicular diversion route is: Beech Road, Eccleshall Avenue and vice versa.
  • Dickinson Avenue - Closed in both direction between its junctions with Whitgreave Avenue/Leacroft Avenue and Low Hill Crescent. The vehicular diversion route is: Leacroft Avenue, Hammond Avenue.
  • Janine Avenue - Closed its entire length.
  • Reliance Place - Closed its entire length.
  • Springhill Avenue - Closed between its junctions with Foxhills Road and Springhill Grove. The vehicular diversion route is: Hilston Avenue, Warstones Road, Springhill Lane and vice versa.
  • Tithe Road - Closed from its junction with Hampstead Close to end of Cul-de-Sac.
  • Whetstone Road - Closed its entire length.
  • Walter Road - Closed from outside properties 19 & 20 to its junction with Martin Road.
  • Windmill Crescent - Closed between its junctions with Wood Bank Road and Chelmarsh Avenue.

Sunday 7 May 2023

  • Balmain Crescent - Closed its entire length.
  • Church Hill Road - Closed in both directions between its junctions with Clifton Road and Lloyd Road. The vehicular diversion route is: Lloyd Road, Stockwell Road, Clifton Road and vice versa.
  • Church Walk - Closed between its junctions with Birches Barn Avenue and Saint Phillips Grove.
  • Cromwell Road - Closed in both directions from outside properties 53-57/56-58b. The vehicular diversion route is: Cavalier Circus and vice versa.
  • Denham Gardens - Closed in both directions between properties.
  • Dewsbury Drive - Closed from its junction with Sandhurst Drive to outside property 50. The vehicular diversion route is: Sandhurst Drive, Mount Road, Links Road and vice versa.
  • Elm Farm Road - Closed its entire length.
  • Helming Drive - Closed from outside properties 160 & 125 to outside properties 175 & 135.
  • Jeffrey Avenue - Closed its entire length.
  • Leicester Street - Closed in both directions between its junctions with Dunstall Road and Gloucester Street. The vehicular diversion route is: Dunstall Road, Gloucester Street and vice versa.
  • Newbridge Gardens - Closed its entire length.
  • Renton Road - Closed between its junctions with Sheldon Road and Eldon Road. The vehicular diversion route is: Sheldon Road, Elmdon Road and vice versa.
  • Rocester Avenue - Service Road only closed between properties 21 to 27.
  • Station Road - Closed between its junctions with Brook Street and Warwick Street. The vehicular diversion route is: Brook Street, Temple Street, Warwick Street and vice versa.
  • Vicarage Road, Wednesfield - Closed between its junctions with Nordley Road and School Road. The vehicular diversion route is: Nordley Road, Woden Avenue, School Road and vice versa.
  • Wakelev Hill - Closed between its junctions with Butts Road and Swan Bank. The vehicular diversion route is: Swan Bank, Manor Road, Penn Road, Church Hill and vice versa.

Monday 8 May 2023

  • Copthorne Road - Closed its entire length. The vehicular diversion route is: Lea Road, Stubbs Road, Penn Road and vIce versa.
  • Elton Close - Closed its entire length.
  • Hartshorn Street - Closed its entire length.
  • Taunton Avenue - Closed from junction Springfield Lane to junction Fontwell Road. The vehicular diversion route is: Redcar Road, Fontwell Road, Springfield Lane and vice versa.

Applications for the King’s Coronation Fund grants are now closed!

Thanks to everyone who has applied.

Poetry Competition

'We Have One Chance' - A Poem about the Environment

The Mayor, in partnership with Wolverhampton Libraries, invites you to create a poem in the celebration of the King’s coronation in May.

We know King Charles III is a passionate advocate of the planet. The City Of Wolverhampton would like to celebrate HRH Coronation with a poetry competition to inspire all ages.

Age categories:

  • under 7's
  • 7-11
  • 12-15
  • 16+

Key dates:

  • Competition opens: 20th March
  • Competition closes: 5th April
  • Voting opens 7th-10th April

Finalists are invited to perform their poems to a panel for the overall winner of each category. All finalists will be invited to tea with the mayor and receive a copy of the published anthology.

Sign up now!

Kings Charles III Coronation Afternoon Tea with the Mayor of Wolverhampton

An afternoon tea with the mayor celebrating the Kings coronation.

Join us at Wolverhampton Art Gallery to celebrate the King’s coronation with afternoon tea. Visitors who attend will be able to enjoy a number of activities on the day, which include:

  • A tour of the gallery
  • Afternoon tea with the mayor including a glass of Prosecco (125ml) or non-alcoholic wine
  • A performance of music on our grand piano
  • A talk about the history of the coronation with information on coronations past and King Charles III by the master of ceremonies
  • A recital of a specially commissioned poem for the coronation by the city’s poet laureate Dr Kuli Kohli
  • An address by the mayor

Afternoon tea will include an assortment of miniature fancies, cakes, chocolate dipped fruit, and delicate finger sandwiches, served on our elegant cakes stands with a pot of loose leaf tea, coffee, Prosecco or non-alcoholic wine.

Date: 2 May 2023 
Time:12pm - 3pm
Cost: £35 per person
How to book: Book tickets via Eventbrite

The Kings Charles III Coronation Children’s Party

To celebrate King Charles III coronation join us at Bantock.

Little ones can get involved and be a King or Queen for the day. Activities include:

  • A disco and party games
  • Coronation themed lunch for all children
  • Dress as royalty fancy dress competition (Prize is a voucher for a family ticket for the Micro World Exhibition at Wolverhampton Art Gallery)
  • Crown making art activity

All dietary requirements catered for, please give details when booking.

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Aimed at children aged 4 – 9 but all ages are welcome. The craft activities are not suitable for under 3’s due to small parts.

Date: 6 May 2023 
Time:12pm - 2.30pm
Cost: £8.50 per child
How to book: Advance booking is essential please visit Eventbrite

The Kings Charles III Coronation Afternoon Tea at Bantock House

A coronation themed afternoon tea in the Dining Room and Drawing Room at Bantock House Museum.

Commemorate the coronation of King Charles III with a celebratory, coronation themed afternoon tea served in the beautiful Edwardian dining room and drawing room at Bantock House Museum on Monday 8 May from 11:30am until 1pm or 1:30pm until 3pm. Presented on our beautiful cake stands and including a range of delicate sandwiches, handmade cakes, scones and fancies all served with a pot of tea or coffee.

Date: 8 May 2023 
Time: 11:30am - 1pm or 1:30pm - 3pm
Cost: £20 per person or £10 for children under 12 years old
How to book: Advance booking is essential please call 01902 556345 for booking and availability.

Flowers for the King

Come and decorate a plant pot and plant some flowers that you can take home to celebrate the coronation.

  • Spring Vale - Friday 28 April, 10am - 11am
  • Central Library - Saturday 29 April, 12.15pm - 1pm
  • Penn Library - Saturday 29 April, 2.30pm - 3.30pm
Photographer Competition

Calling all young photographers in Wolverhampton!

Wolverhampton Art Gallery are searching for up-and-coming photographers in the city to take part in the Wolverhampton Coronation Photographer Competition 2023. 

To celebrate the coronation of King Charles III, Wolverhampton Art Gallery want to showcase the many amazing young photographers of the city with a new competition that will showcase their skills and creativity. We are asking young photographers to capture images of people in their hometown – recreating photos that were submitted for a photograph competition in 1953 celebrating the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II and the people of Wolverhampton.

Winners will receive a family ticket to visit the summer exhibition, Microworld at Wolverhampton Art Gallery, and the selected photos of finalists will be displayed in the Making Space Gallery at Wolverhampton Art Gallery from Monday 12 June until Sunday 23 July.

Categories for entries are as follows for young people who live, work or are educated in a WV postcode:

  • Photographers up to age 11
  • Photographers aged 11 to 16
  • Photographers aged 16 to 25
  • Photographers who have SEND aged up to 25

Entries are open from Monday 27 March and should be submitted digitally to artsheritagelearning@wolverhampton.gov.uk by 5pm on Friday 26 May. Images should be submitted in jpeg format and be no more than 5mb. Two entry photos maximum per young person.

Entries can be submitted to recreate any of the selected photos.

The King’s Bunting

The Lord-Lieutenant is inviting schools, colleges, community groups and businesses to design sustainable bunting and showcase ‘The King’s Bunting’ in the week beginning 1st May.

To participate organisations need to simply register their organisation with the Lieutenancy either on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook with the hashtag #TheKingsBunting @WMLieutenancy or email office@wmlieutenancy.org

The bunting can be displayed in partnership with organisations or at a single location. We would like groups to put photos on social media of the bunting with the hashtag #TheKingsBunting @WMLieutenancy