Today the Coronation celebrations continued, with neighbourhoods around the North East holding street parties to commemorate Charles and Camilla being crowned
It was the first coronation many people had witnessed in their lifetime.
And today the celebrations continued, with neighbourhoods around the North East holding street parties to commemorate Charles and Camilla being crowned. Charles became the 40th reigning sovereign to be crowned at Westminster Abbey on Saturday, May 6, as Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby placed St Edward’s Crown on his head.
The ceremony was watched by millions of people around the world and celebrations have continued throughout the bank holiday weekend.
At Westwood Avenue and Bosworth Gardens in Heaton, residents donned red, white and blue outfits, hung bunting across the street and pitched tables laid with special Coronation-themed cakes, as residents came together to mark the historic day.
Elizabeth Screen, who has lived on Westwood Avenue for over 50 years, said: “Over those years we’ve had quite a few street parties. Today we’ve had a lovely team of helpers and everybody was keen to get involved from all of the streets roundabout.”
She added: “I’m very much a royalist and I really enjoyed watching the Coronation yesterday. But I think this is a fantastic community opportunity for us to get together.”
And it was a similar story at Moor Crescent, in Gosforth, where residents enjoyed royal-themed activities and were even joined by life-sized cardboard cut-outs of Charles and Camilla.
John and Alison Moodie were among those who attended the street party at Moor Crescent. Alison said: “It’s a lovely day and it’s so good to see everybody enjoying themselves after such a wonderful Coronation yesterday. We’re very proud to be British today.”
She added: “It’s just great to see all the communities getting together and celebrating, because it is a time to celebrate, whether you’re a royalist or not.”
A special Coronation concert will be held in the grounds of Windsor Castle this evening where a star-studded line-up will perform, including Take That, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie, as well as including Italian opera singer Andrea Bocelli and Welsh bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel.
They will perform to a crowd of 20,000 members of the public and invited guests to conclude the weekend’s Coronation celebrations.
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