Liverpool to celebrate ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ Coronation

A number of events will take place in Liverpool this weekend to celebrate the Coronation of  King Charles III. Tony McDonough reports

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King Charles III on a visit to Liverpool a week before the Coronation


There will be a number of events in Liverpool this weekend, including street parties, to celebrate the Coronation of  King Charles III.

On Saturday, the Coronation will take place in Westminster Abbey in London. In Liverpool the event will be relayed on a large screen at the Eurovision Fan Village at the Pier Head on the waterfront.

There will also be street parties, two church services and the lighting up of the Town Hall. Its comes just a week after the King and the Queen Consort Camilla visited Liverpool to unveil the Eurovision TV stage.

They also came for the twinning of Central Library with Odesa Regional Scientific Library in Ukraine. Crowds gathered outside the library to see the royal couple. There was also a small republican protest.

At the Eurovision Fan Village, gates will open at 10:30am and everyone is welcome to come along and watch the historic event, broadcast live from Westminster Abbey.

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There will also be 22 street parties across the city on Saturday and Sunday. Liverpool City Council has waived the normal temporary road closure fee, enabling residents to mark the Coronation with friends and neighbours. They are:

Saturday, May 6

David Street, L8

Bodmin Road, L4

Cleveley Road, L18

Canterbury Street, L19

Harold Newgass Drive, L19

Swainson Road, L10

Ampthill Road, L17

Thornton Road, L16

Lenthall Street, L4

September Road, L6


Sunday, May 7

Alcester Road, L12

Granard Road, L15

Redwing Lane, L25

Meredale Road, L18

Minver Road, L12

Tulip Road, L15

Addingham Road, L18

Cumberland Avenue, L17

Dunsdon Road, L25

Alverstone Road, L18

Garden Lane, L9

Masters Way, L19


In addition, two church services are being held which the public are able to attend. A vigil mass at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral on Friday, May 5 at 5pm. And a civic service at Liverpool Cathedral on Sunday, May 7. People needed to be seated by 10am

Liverpool Town Hall will be lit up red, white and blue on Saturday, May 6.

Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Cllr Roy Gladden said: “The Coronation is a once-in-a-lifetime event and we are really keen for as many people as possible to come together to mark this historic occasion.

“We know that we have many international visitors here for Eurovision who will have an interest in the Coronation, which is why we are screening the ceremony in the Fan Village at the Pier Head.

“Hundreds of our residents will be attending street parties with their neighbours, friends and relatives, and it is sure to be a weekend to remember.”

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