King Charles coronation: Big screens to go up at Leeds Millennium Square to show historic event - when it is

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Big screens will be put up at Leeds Millennium Square to show the King’s coronation in May

The King’s coronation will be publicly screened at more than 30 sites across the UK - including at Leeds Millennium Square. Leeds locals can gather to watch the event and see King Charles be crowned, alongside Camilla, the Queen Consort.

The King’s coronation is taking place on May 8 and an extra public bank holiday has been announced so people can enjoy the festivities of the event. Buckingham Palace has also announced various events for

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the weekend, including a concert and laser light show at Windsor Castle on Sunday 7 May.

Pubs, clubs and bars across England and Wales will be able to stay open for an extra two hours on Friday and Saturday of the coronation weekend. People are also being invited to hold street parties, and to take part in volunteering projects in their local community, as part of the Big Help Out initiative.

More than £1m has been made available by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) for the big screens. Culture Secretary Lucy Frazer said: "The coronation will be a magical moment that brings people together to celebrate the best of Britain over a special weekend in May.

"These big screens, in major locations in towns and cities in the four nations of the UK, will make it easier for everyone to take part and have a memorable experience to mark this exciting and historic event."

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The coronation of King Charles III will be shown on big screens across the UK (Photo: Getty Images)The coronation of King Charles III will be shown on big screens across the UK (Photo: Getty Images)
The coronation of King Charles III will be shown on big screens across the UK (Photo: Getty Images)

What is a coronation?

A royal coronation is both the symbolic religious ceremony when a sovereign (king or queen) is crowned and the physical act of placing a crown on a monarch’s head. It formalises the monarch’s role as the head of the Church of England and marks the transfer of their title and powers. However, it is not actually necessary for the monarch to be crowned to become King.

When is the King’s coronation

The King’s coronation will take place on May 8. However, Buckingham Palace has announced there will be events taking place across the weekend. A bank holiday has also been declared for that day.

King’s Coronation - full list of big screens

North West

  • Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester
  • Parliament Square, Oldham
  • Eurovision Village on the Pier Head, Liverpool

North East

  • Keel Square / Park Lane, Sunderland City Centre
  • Washington Galleries, Sunderland
  • Hylton Castle, Sunderland
  • Backhouse Park, Sunderland
  • Rectory Park, Coalfields, Sunderland
  • Barnes Park - Sunderland
  • Times Square, Newcastle Upon Tyne
  • Alnwick Castle, Northumberland
  • Darlington Market Square, Darlington

Yorkshire and Humber

  • City Hall, Hull
  • Trinity Market, Hull
  • City Park, Bradford
  • Piece Hall, Halifax
  • St Peter’s Parish Church, Huddersfield
  • Dewsbury Library, Dewsbury
  • Millenium Square, Leeds
  • Pontefract Castle, Wakefield
  • Peace Gardens, Sheffield
  • The Glass Works, Barnsley

South West

  • Bristol Cathedral, Bristol
  • Bristol and Bath Science Park, South Gloucestershire
  • Lower Gardens, Bournemouth
  • Baiter Park, Poole
  • The Quomps, Christchurch
  • The Barbican, Plymouth

South East

  • Jubilee Square, Brighton
  • Holland Park, Kensington and Chelsea, London
  • Valence Park, Dagenham, London
  • Walpole Park, Ealing, London

East of England

  • The Commemoration Hall, Huntingdon
  • Peterborough Cathedral and Cathedral Gardens, Peterborough
  • Ely Cathedral, Ely


  • Centenary Square, Birmingham
  • Broadgate, Coventry
  • Himley Hall, Dudley
  • Sandwell Valley Showground, Sandwell
  • The Core, Solihull
  • Derby Cathedral, Derby
  • Smithfield, Hanley City Centre, Stoke-on-Trent
  • Nottingham Castle, Nottingham
  • De Montfort University, Leicester


  • Cardiff Castle, Cardiff
  • Roald Dahl Plass, Cardiff


  • Edinburgh (location TBC)
  • Glasgow Cathedral, Glasgow

Northern Ireland

  • Belfast City Hall, Belfast
  • People’s Park, Ballymena
  • Town Park, Larne
  • Marine Gardens, Carrickfergus
  • Market Square, Lisburn
  • Bessbrook Town Hall, Bessbrook
  • Antrim Castle Gardens, Antrim
  • Jordanstown Loughshore Park, Newtownabbey
  • Coleraine Town Hall, Coleraine

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