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The Coronation of The King and The Queen Consort

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People across the country and the Commonwealth are invited to celebrate the Coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort over a weekend of special events on 6–8 May 2023.

The Coronation of a new Sovereign takes place in the months after their accession, following a period of mourning. In a similar but simpler ceremony the Queen Consort will also be crowned alongside His Majesty The King as part of the service on Saturday 6 May 2023 at Westminster Abbey.


In 2003 Oakham Castle had the great honour of receiving a visit from the then HRH The Prince of Wales. His Royal Highness presented a ceremonial horseshoe with his Prince of Wales feathers bearing the German motto ‘ICH DIEN’: ‘I serve’. 
In 2014 we were also delighted to receive a visit from the then Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall, who presented her own horseshoe. The Prince of Wales accompanied Her Royal Highness and was able to see his wife’s horseshoe in place, next to the one which he had presented 11 years earlier. 
It would be very special if The King and The Queen Consort were able to visit and present again in their new capacities. There is a precedent for this. We have two horseshoes from the father of Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. He presented once as Duke of York in 1921 and again as His Majesty King George VI in 1944. 
Do pop in to view the two horseshoes, which hang on the west wall together with many other horseshoes presented by other members of the Royal Family over the years. 

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Coronation Celebrations at Oakham Castle and Rutland County Museum

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Oakham Castle Floral Horseshoe

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Rutland Heritage Shop

A selection of Coronation souvenirs is available from the Rutland Heritage Shop at Oakham Castle and Rutland County Museum.

Jute shopper bags, tea towels, pin badges, flags and much more...

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Also in Rutland....

Service of Thanksgiving
A special service of Thanksgiving will be held at All Saints Church in Oakham to celebrate the Coronation on Sunday 7 May. 

Party in the Park
Following the service on Sunday 7 May, a Party in the Park will be held at Cutts Close, with the permission of Oakham Town Council, where people can gather to enjoy activities and entertainment.

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