A coronation parade for The King Charles III will be held in Gibraltar next Wednesday (3 May). According to the government, the parade is being organised by the MOD at the request of the governor and the chief minister, and it will involve service personnel from British Forces Gibraltar and members representing all of Gibraltar’s Essential Services. It is scheduled to start at 6 pm at Convent Place.
The next day, the governor (Vice Admiral Sir David George Steel) and chief minister (Fabian Picardo) plan to visit every school in Gibraltar to join them in their respective coronation celebrations, including garden parties, assemblies, concerts and street parties.
“Schools have been organising these celebrations for a number of weeks and months, and teachers and students are very excited to be able to join the rest of the British family of nations in celebrating King Charles’ coronation.”
Sir David and Picardo will then travel to the United Kingdom to represent Gibraltar at the coronation on Saturday 6 May. A large screen will be erected at Casemates Square and will live-stream the ceremony. Members of the public, and tourists visiting Gibraltar next week, are “strongly encouraged to attend”.
In advance of the commemoration, Picardo said, “As we approach His Majesty The King’s coronation, I am delighted to be able to announce some of the events that will be taking place locally. I look forward to celebrating the coronation here in Gibraltar with the parade at Convent Place and also by visiting our local schools and being able to enjoy this momentous occasion with them. I am also particularly honoured to have been invited, alongside His Excellency the Governor, to attend His Majesty’s coronation in London and look forward to proudly representing the government and people of Gibraltar at this important celebration.”
Towards the end of last year, the Gibraltar Government and Gibraltar Philatelic Bureau issued the first set of stamps in the world featuring His Majesty’s Royal Cypher.