N.B. announces plans to mark King Charles III’s coronation

New Brunswick has released more details into how it plans to celebrate the coronation of King Charles III.

A release says residents are invited to Government House in Fredericton on May 6 for a flag raising and reception.

“Over the past 50 years or more, the King has visited Canada many times and has established lasting relationships with many communities throughout the country,” said Lt.-Gov. Brenda Murphy in a news release.

“We look forward to welcoming New Brunswickers at Government House on the morning of May 6 to celebrate this historic occasion, a first in 70 years.”

According to the Royal Family, the coronation is a long-held tradition that officially marks a monarch’s reign.

The monarch swears a coronation oath and is then “anointed, blessed and consecrated” by the Archbishop of Canterbury, who crowns the incoming king or queen with St Edward’s Crown.

King Charles III became the reigning monarch for the British commonwealth, which includes Canada, on Sept. 8, 2022, immediately following the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II.

Officials from the Government of New Brunswick say the coronation will be broadcast from London on BBC/CBC starting at 6 a.m., with the actual ceremony scheduled to begin at 7 a.m.

There will be a viewing of the live broadcast at Government House, followed by a coronation flag-raising ceremony.

Officials say the house will be decorated and occasion-appropriate refreshments will be served, noting that commemorative pins and souvenir cards will also be distributed to those in attendance.

Those interested in attending the ceremony are asked to reserve tickets, as seating is limited.

Free tickets can be reserved here.

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