When Should I Hang Up My Coronation Flags and Bunting?
The Coronation of King Charles III is fast approaching, and if you’re wondering where to get started with your decorations, and how to correctly display them, ahead of time then you’ve come to the right place. On this historic day, taking place on Saturday the 6th of May 2023, the world will witness the official ceremonial crowning of the new King following his succession from Queen Elizabeth II. This is a momentous occasion that will be tributed with decorations in houses, streets and towns all over the world.
So, when should you put up your Coronation decorations ready for the big event? The build-up for King Charles III coronation will officially begin 4 weeks before the day, so it’s advised that you put up your Coronation flags and bunting around 2-4 weeks before the event. This falls anywhere between the 8th of April to the 22nd of April at the latest.
To help you learn more about how to prepare for this historic event, we’ve written this short guide for you to explore. Here at Flagmakers, we specialise in manufacturing premium-quality flags and bunting for all official ceremonies. Simply keep reading to learn more…
When is the right time to hang up my Coronation decorations?
If you’re planning on using Coronation decorations in your workplace, on your street or around your town ahead of the big event, you’re probably wondering when the best time is to put them up. Typically, the best time to put up decorations for a ceremonial event is 4 weeks before the date. This contributes towards building awareness and showing your support for the new King.
When should I take down my Coronation decorations?
On the other hand, you may be wondering when the appropriate time to take down your Coronation flags and bunting is without being disrespectful. With that being said, it’s not advisable to take down your decorations straight after the event. In the UK, Monday the 8th of May will be a bank holiday in lieu to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III, or to get involved with charity work in the new King’s honour on what is known as the Big Help Out. The week will then continue onto a normal working week, with reflections of the event. If you want to take down your decorations early, the most advisable date would be 1 week following the Coronation ceremony, on the 13th of May.
What Coronation flags and bunting can I use?
If you’re not too sure where to get started with your Coronation decorations shopping, then we have you covered. Below are our suggestions of flags and bunting that is perfect to be displayed for the King’s coronation.
Official Emblem Coronation Flag
The official flag of King Charles III is his Royal Cypher. This features a monogram of the monarch’s initials, ‘C’ and ‘R’ (Charles and ‘Rex’, meaning ‘king’), along with imagery of a large crown to symbolise sovereignty. The Royal Cypher is typically used on official buildings, such as Government buildings, and will not immediately replace the Royal Cypher of Queen Elizabeth II. Rather, as the College of Arms has stated, the new cypher will be introduced only when old ones need replacing (for example, on official UK passports).
Traditional photos of the Coronation for Queen Elizabeth II and previous royal celebrations have always featured Union Flag bunting, making coronation bunting one of the nation’s favourite coronation decorations. You can use these to decorate both indoor and outdoor spaces, and when purchased with Flagmakers you’ll have the choice of either standard Union Jack Bunting, or Coronation Bunting that includes the Royal Cypher.
It may come as no surprise that the Union Jack will be the most popular choice of decoration for the crowning of the new King. This flag is a representation of all nations within the United Kingdom, with symbolism for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. With Flagmakers, you can purchase your Union Flag with your chosen size, choice of print (hand-sewn or woven polyester), and range of finishings, with most free of charge.
You may also wish to add the Commonwealth Flags to your Coronation decorations. When King Charles III became sovereign, he also took up the role of the Head of the Commonwealth. With this title, the King bears the responsibility of overseeing an organisation of free-associated, independent nations. The 56 countries that are part of this organisation include Canada, Australia and India. For that reason, the whole establishment of the Commonwealth will be celebrated on King Charles’ coronation day, making the Commonwealth Flag a perfect addition to your ceremonial decorations.
Purchase your Coronation Decorations with Flagmakers
We are the UK’s leading high-quality, and affordable, flag manufacturers. We pride ourselves on our ability to provide custom-made premium flags for all purposes and occasions, whether they’re used for home decorations or large events. Order your Coronation Flags and Bunting with Flagmakers to prepare for the big global event.