Have you had an invite to the Royal Coronation?
What will your Royal Coronation Celebration look like? I think Eilean Siar (the Outer Hebrides), where I am, might be the only council that isn’t having a bank holiday for the coronation – or perhaps you can tell me otherwise? But at least with it being on a Saturday that won’t stop us having a little tea party.
Will you be eating the Coronation Quiche?
5 funny facts about coronations
- During the coronation of King George IV in 1821, the King’s waistcoat was so tight that he had to be cut out of it.
- In the 17th century, it was believed that the monarch had the power to cure people of scrofula, a type of tuberculosis. As a result, the coronation ceremony included a “touching ceremony” where the monarch would touch the affected area of people’s skin to cure them.
- At the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953, the Archbishop of Canterbury accidentally knocked the Queen on the head with the anointing spoon.
- At the coronation of William the Conqueror in 1066, the congregation shouted “God save the King” so loudly that it caused a nearby tower to collapse.
- During the coronation of Queen Victoria in 1838, a boy named William Jones snuck into Westminster Abbey and hid in the organ loft. He remained there for the entire ceremony and was discovered only after everyone had left.
I’d love to hear your plans for the Coronation – inspire me with your recipes and menu plans in particular in the comments below.
Are you Volunteering for the Big Help Out?
A couple of my children are volunteering at a local woodland pulling up trees (not as bad as it sounds, it’s the ones that have seeded themselves through a boardwalk they are pulling) and I’ll be taking my Cubs and Beavers for a beach clean, all part of the Big Help Out.
Are your Coronation Decorations up to Royal Standard?
No Coronation party would be complete without some decorations and luckily we have just the thing to make your street fit for a King to visit!
20 pieces of Royal pageantry to colour in and string up to help decorate your party.
Not had the time to polish your tiara? Don’t worry you can make a new one!
|However you are celebrating the Coronation of Charles III (or not) let’s hope it’s a beautiful sunny bank holiday weekend where you are (and a sunny weekend here).|
…and I hope you get a piece of cake!