Ahead of King Charles III’s coronation, we’ve selected 12 images showing how Bristol celebrated the coronation of his late mother, Queen Elizabeth II.Ahead of King Charles III’s coronation, we’ve selected 12 images showing how Bristol celebrated the coronation of his late mother, Queen Elizabeth II.
Ahead of King Charles III’s coronation, we’ve selected 12 images showing how Bristol celebrated the coronation of his late mother, Queen Elizabeth II.

We look back at how Bristol celebrated Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation ahead of King Charles III’s spectacle

Bristol knows how to mark a special occasion

Preparations are in full swing as Bristol gears up to celebrate the historic coronation of King Charles III on Saturday (May 6). The event will be followed by a coronation concert on Sunday and a bank holiday on Monday.

The ceremony will be held inside Westminster Abbey, beginning at 11am and is expected to last just over an hour. Following the ceremony, Charles and Camilla will depart the venue at around 1pm.

Street parties are set to be held across Bristol to mark the first coronation in 70 years. Celebrations were held across the city in honour of King Charles’ late mother, Queen Elizabeth II who was coronated in 1953. Buntings and banners were draped from rooftops and displays fit for a queen were placed around the city centre.

Here are 12 pictures showing how Bristol last celebrated a coronation.