The treasury of the Falkland Islands government has released new commemorative 50-pence coins which mark the coronation of His Majesty King Charles III, which took place on the 6th May.
Charles III and his wife Camilla were crowned King and Queen Saturday at Westminster Abbey, during a historic ceremony not seen since 1953 when the late Elizabeth II accessed the throne. Most people camped joyfully for days outside Buckingham Palace waiting for the opportunity to greet the sovereign despite the rainy weather. But there were also some unruly demonstrations against the monarchy, which led to some arrests, it was reported from London.
Falkland Islands, a British Overseas Territory, joined in the celebrations of the coronation of His Majesty King Charles III and Her Majesty Queen Camilla on Saturday. The Islands were represented by a group of individuals who took part in the festivities in London, including Members of the Falkland Islands Defence Force, DC Helen Taylor from the Royal Falkland Islands Police, MLA Teslyn Barkman, Her Excellency The Governor, Alison Blake CMG, and Falkland Islands Representative, Richard Hyslop.
Contrary to all the pageantry, rituals, and displays of past Coronations in the United Kingdom, this time Argentina is sending no special, much less extraordinary delegation to the coronation of King Charles III on Saturday, and is limited to the attendance of its ambassador in London, Javier Figueroa.
When in October 2022, Buckingham Palace announced that the Coronation of King Charles III, would take place on Saturday, 6 May 2023, international flight bookings to the UK increased 149% for trips during those regal events.
Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva took part late Friday in a reception with about a thousand guests at Buckingham Palace in London, during which he exchanged a few moments with King Charles III on the eve of the latter's coronation, Agencia Brasil reported.
The Governor of the Falkland Islands and Commissioner of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Alison Blake CMG, together with MLA Teslyn Barkman, representative of the Falklands Legislative Assembly and during this year president of the Council of UK Overseas Territories Association, and other members of the Islands participating of the Coronation of King Charles III attended a reception offered by Sir Lindsay Hoyle, Speaker of the House of Commons.
Members of the Falkland Islands Defense Force especially invited to participate in the coming Coronation of King Charles III are already in London and have been training daily alongside Commonwealth and UK soldiers.
The first rehearsal for King Charles III Coronation took place as the military paraded through the quiet streets of central London in the early hours of the morning. The rehearsal was due to start at 10 pm on Monday but was delayed, before hundreds of military personnel followed the route on horseback preparing for the coronation on 6 May..
The Falkland Islands Government are delighted to announce that members from the Falkland Islands Defense Force have been invited to participate in His Majesty King Charles III Coronation in London on Saturday 6 May 2023.