Their Majesties the King and Queen
Community groups, housing estates, schools, and neighbourhoods across Tower Hamlets are preparing for street parties and celebrations ahead of the Coronation of His Majesty the King and her Majesty the Queen Consort this weekend.
The council is holding community park events and supporting community groups to safely plan celebrations to bring people together to mark the historic milestone.
On Monday 8 May, families are invited to The King’s Teddy Bears Picnic at the Play Pavilion Mile End Park. Children and families can take part in coronation themed arts and crafts, bring their favourite teddy bear and a picnic, and have fun in the park.
On Saturday 6 May, Tower Hamlets Homes (THH) is hosting a live screening of the Coronation at Genesis Cinema, Mile End Road, from 10.30am, followed by family and children’s activity in the Yard.
Separately, the East End Communities Foundation (EECF) has funded 20 community Coronation events throughout the borough in private venues and on council-owned land including highways and parks.
At Tower Hamlets Town Hall Whitechapel, the Union Flag will be flown and the building will be lit up in red, white and blue, to mark the Coronation.
Lutfur Rahman, Mayor of Tower Hamlets, said: “We are looking forward to celebrating the Coronation of Their Majesties King Charles III and the Queen Consort. The many events taking place across Tower Hamlets are a fantastic opportunity for people of all ages and backgrounds to come together, connect with others, and feel part of this national milestone.”
The Coronation events follow visits by Their Majesties to the borough earlier this year.
In February, The King and The Queen Consort came to Tower Hamlets to honour the borough’s Bangladeshi community. Crowds lined the streets of Whitechapel and Brick Lane to welcome the royal visitors to Tower Hamlets.
A few weeks later, King Charles visited the Poplar depot of food distribution charity The Felix Project, where he met the Mayor and interim Chief Executive, and learnt about how the charity fights food poverty and food waste.
Posted on Thursday 4th May 2023