The Coronation of King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla is almost upon us.
Before we know it, the royals formerly known as The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will be crowned as monarch and consort – after The King’s accession in September 2022.
In addition to the historic ceremony itself, the likes of which the UK has not seen for 70 years, many across the country will also enjoy an extra day off work in the form of a bank holiday.
If you’ve enjoyed some much-needed time off over Easter, you’ll be wondering when the day off is due.
So, when exactly is the Coronation bank holiday?
When is the Coronation bank holiday?
The Coronation bank holiday is set for Monday, May 8 2023.
This takes place two days after the actual Coronation Day on Saturday, May 6.
The ceremony begins at 11am at Westminster Abbey, after The King and The Queen Consort have travelled in the Gold State Coach along the newly-revealed procession route.
As the Coronation is happening on a weekend, it makes sense that the working day after has been selected as the bank holiday.
Many will be pleased to know that there are two further bank holidays in May.
The Early May bank holiday is on Monday, May 1, while the Spring bank holiday occurs on Monday, May 29 – and these apply to all four corners of the UK, too: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
While these are unrelated to the Coronation, it is nice to know so many days off are on their way.
Especially when, for those of us in England, Scotland and Wales, the next bank holiday falls during summer in August – while those in Northern Ireland will have a shorter wait until July.
MORE : Route King Charles will take on coronation day is revealed
MORE : Charles’ official coronation emoji is unveiled as historic crown
MORE : Royal fans face giant queue for spots to see Charles in Gold State Coach
Follow Metro across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
Share your views in the comments below