Spotlight On… Celebrate the King’s Coronation

Spotlight On… Celebrate the King’s Coronation

On 8th September 2022, Queen Elizabeth passed away peacefully and King Charles III became the new monarch.

Coronation plans have been laid out for many years, and the Coronation on 6th May of King Charles III and Camilla will be broadcast internationally from Westminster Abbey.

Charles III will be recorded in history as the longest ever heir apparent, and the oldest to ever accede to the British throne at the age of 73. Long live the King!

Take a look at the events going on locally to celebrate the Coronation.

Events in Royston


    • Look out for bunting in Royston town centre, organised by Royston First, and decorated shop windows. Royston First is running a competition for shop-front businesses in the town to create a patriotic window display to commemorate the occasion. The windows will be on display from Friday 4th May until Sunday 7th May, when Mayor of Royston, Cllr Mary Antony, will be announcing the winner.


    • Royston Library will be celebrating the Coronation of King Charles III with children’s craft activities. You will be able to watch the coronation on the public PCs, help to complete the royal jigsaw puzzle and take a look at our Coronations and Celebrations display. If you have any photographs from the Queen’s Coronation or any other royal celebrations which you are willing to share, please bring them along to the library and we will photocopy them and add them to our display. Activities are free but donations are welcomed. Saturday 6th May, 9am-4pm, Royston Library, Market Hill, SG8 9JN


    • Royston Fire Station invite you all to come and celebrate the King’s Coronation on Saturday 6th May, 10am-2pm. Meet the fire investigation dogs, play some games, grab a burger and watch the Coronation on the big screen.


    • Royston First have organised and sponsored Royston’s Coronation Celebration Day on Sunday 7th May, 12 – 4pm. Enjoy live music from jazz and vintage singer, Miss Jones, chart-topping country singer-songwriter, Georgia Nevada, and special pieces from our very own Royston Town Band. The event will also feature bouncy castles and slide, soft play, DJ, fairground rides, face painting, hair braiding and glitter tattoos for all the family to enjoy. Some of the crew members from Royston Fire Station will be present, showcasing one of their fire engines. Royston First is collaborating with Street Food Heroes, who will be bringing eleven street food vendors, with a whole host of food and drink options, including paella, pulled meats, hot dogs, Indian, Malaysian, Thai, South African, jerk chicken, meaty skewers, sweet waffles, ice cream, bar, and café. Find out more, including the live music schedule, by visiting


    • Enjoy theatre performances and afternoon tea at Limitless Academy, also sponsored by the Royston First, on the afternoon of Sunday 7th May. Two showtime performances, featuring various musical theatre songs, will be running in The Attic Theatre at 2.30 and 5.30pm. Enjoy afternoon tea in an old English tearoom, with hot drinks and sweet treats. A playroom for children includes activities such as craft crown-making, colouring station, face painting and magic workshop. The event is ticketed for adults and children, with a family ticket costing £15. Tickets will be available on the door or from Limitless Academy:


Events in SG8 Villages

    • Join Therfield Chapel on Saturday 6th May to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III.
      11am: watch the Coronation on the big screen at Therfield Chapel
      1pm: Hog roast in the Village Green
      3pm: Unveiling of village sign in commemoration of the Coronation
      … plus music and bouncy castle fun at The Fox and Duck Sunday and Monday


    • Fowlmere celebrates the Coronation with a traditional family summer fete on The Butts Recreation Ground, Sunday 7th May, 2-6pm


    • Steeple Morden’s Coronation Celebration takes place on Sunday 7th May, 3-10pm on the Recreation Ground. Come and join the celebrations: Tea, cake, kiddies craft tent, live music, food stalls and bar.