Majesties The King and The Queen Consort will arrive at Westminster Abbey in procession from Buckingham Palace, known as ‘The King’s Procession’. After the Service, Their Majesties will return to Buckingham Palace in a larger ceremonial procession, known as ‘The Coronation Procession’. Their Majesties will be joined in this procession by other Members of the Royal Family.
This high profile, historic event will be attended by Senior Royals, MPs, VIPs and other persons of note.
Across the Coronation Weekend, there will be further opportunities for people to come together in celebration of the historic occasion. On Sunday, 7th May 2023, a special Coronation Concert will be staged and broadcast live at Windsor Castle by the BBC and BBC Studios, with several thousand pairs of tickets made available via public ballot. The Coronation Big Lunch, at which neighbours and communities are invited to share food and fun together, will take place across the country on the same date.
On Monday, 8th May 2023, members of the public will be invited to take part in The Big Help Out, which will encourage people to try volunteering for themselves and join the work being undertaken to support their local areas.
What can I do?
In the unlikely event of a terrorist attack, remember to follow RUN HIDE TELL guidance which can be applied to many situations and places.
There is also a helpful checklist on what to do in the event of a bomb threat.
Communities can help defeat terrorism by reporting any suspicious behaviour or activity. By having more eyes and ears available, we can build resilience and help save lives. Keep an eye out during your day-to-day commute or recognise any suspicious behaviour. Remember, if you see or hear something that could be related to terrorism, trust your instincts and report it. For more information on how to report, click here.
For advice and guidance relating to health, safety and welfare at events, the Purple Guide offers useful and detailed recommendations, considerations and advice that can help save lives.
Be mindful when you are out celebrating, especially on busy, crowded roads or street parties. The National Vehicle Threat Mitigation Unit (NVTMU) have installed various barges, fences and protective measures around London and Windsor to help keep the public safe from hostile vehicles. Those who are celebrating elsewhere such as the suburbs or more rural areas should also be aware of this risk. We would like the public to report if they see someone acting suspiciously, trust your instincts. You can read more information about hostile vehicle mitigation here.
Drones and Unmanned Aerial Systems are now a common sight in the skies during many events. They have become part of the legitimate infrastructure at events and undoubtedly add to the experience. However, the hostile use of drones should not be overlooked. As drone’s popularity and use increases, so does the threat they pose. For more information, click here.
Police and other emergency services in the UK frequently deal with incidents involving CBRN-related materials, mostly chemical. While some of these will relate to the accidental release of hazardous substances, others will involve the use of such materials for criminal purposes, for example acid attacks, production of illegal drugs and sometimes the making of explosives. Although the vast majority of these incidents are not related to terrorism, they demand an equally robust response because of the health risks posed to the public. You can read more about CBRN here and here.
The ACT (Action Counters Terrorism) Awareness e-Learning is a free online course that can help increase your security awareness. It takes just 45 minutes to complete and is free to do by signing up to ProtectUK and creating an account. To access the free e-Learning course, sign up to ProtectUK here.
To encourage vigilance throughout the celebrations, use our Coronation Toolkit for downloadable assets which can be widely shared and displayed throughout the duration of the Bank Holiday weekend.
Brief action cards covering the above can be found in the ProtectUK app. Please download the ProtectUK app by searching ‘ProtectUK’ in either the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store. There are also useful action cards on First Aid, such as stopping simple and severe bleeds.
If you are holding an event and have any concerns or require any advice, please get in touch with your local police force by dialling 101.
Remember that in any emergency, always dial 999.
The ProtectUK Team would like to wish you an enjoyable Bank Holiday weekend.