Thousands celebrate the Coronation in Windsor at special events for the local community

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Thousands of people attended special events in Windsor for the local community to celebrate the Coronation of Their Majesties King Charles III and Queen Camilla.

The Long Walk was the focus of the celebrations, with big screens provided by the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead for residents to watch the Coronation ceremony live from Westminster Abbey in London and be part of this historic moment on Saturday.

On Sunday, crowds gathered with picnics for the Coronation Big Lunch, and there were community performances on stage organised by the Windsor Platinum Jubilee Event Team. Acts on the community stage included the Windsor Schools’ Choir and their Coronation Song, the Signs of Celebration Choir and Euphoria Rock Band.

Separate to this, around 20,000 thousand people from across the UK attended the BBC Coronation Concert in the grounds of Windsor Castle on Sunday night, including hundreds of lucky residents of the borough, who secured tickets through a special local ballot. Performers included Take That, Katy Perry, Andrea Bocelli and Sir Bryn Terfel. The concert was shown on big screens on the Long Walk for residents to enjoy.

Alongside this, more than 20 street parties took place in communities including Windsor, Maidenhead and several villages in the borough over the weekend.

Stephen Evans, Chief Executive of the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead, said: “It was a huge honour for the Royal Borough to host the BBC Coronation Concert, along with a wonderful range of events in the heart of Windsor for our local community where they could be part of the celebrations and this historic national moment.   

“Our borough has enjoyed a long and proud association with the Royal Family, and this has made the Coronation celebrations all the more special for residents. We wanted to ensure our local communities could come together, enjoy this unique moment, and celebrate this occasion and the special events we planned just for our residents ensured they could do just that. There was fantastic atmosphere of celebration in Windsor, and I hope everyone had an enjoyable weekend. My thanks to all those who attended our events, the BBC Coronation Concert and to those in our borough who held celebrations in their own communities.

“I’d also like to thank all those who helped organise the weekend and worked tirelessly to ensure it ran safely and smoothly – our staff, volunteers, ambassadors, stewards, the Windsor Platinum Jubilee Event Team and all our partners. Over the weekend, there were around 700 stewards and 70 Royal Borough Ambassadors working on the ground, who were on hand to assist visitors. It was a busy weekend in Windsor but seeing how much people enjoyed themselves was testament to the hard work and dedication shown by all those who helped make this historic weekend one to remember.”

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