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Solomon Islands to celebrate their Majesties Coronation this weekend

A temporary portrait of the King and Queen Consort for use during the coronation period
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While London is ready for the Coronation of their majesties The King and Queen Consort Saturday, Honiara is set to celebrate the event as well.

The Coronation of The King and The Queen Consort will take place at Westminster Abbey.

The Service will be conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will reflect the Monarch’s role today and look towards the future, while being rooted in longstanding traditions and pageantry.

Their Majesties will arrive at Westminster Abbey in procession from Buckingham Palace, known as ‘The King’s Procession’.

After the Service, Their Majesties will return to Buckingham Palace in a larger ceremonial procession, known as ‘The Coronation Procession’. Their Majesties will be joined in this procession by other Members of the Royal Family.

At Buckingham Palace, The King and The Queen Consort, accompanied by Members of the Royal Family, will appear on the balcony to conclude the day’s ceremonial events.

In Honiara today, coronation celebration will begin with a wake-up call by drumbeaters, pan pipers and the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force band who will travel in a convoy from White River to Henderson. They will then travel via the Vura-Naha roads on their return from Henderson.

At the St Barnabas Provincial Cathedral, a special commemorative church service will begin at 10am. Guests will arrive at the cathedral from 8:30am onwards.

British High Commissioner, His Excellency Thomas Edward Coward and Acting Governor General, His Excellency John Patterson Oti will be making statements during the church service as part of the church service.

Prime Minister Hon. Manasseh Sogavare and Madam Sogavare are among other guests invited to attend the church service.

Other guests include Lord Mayor of Honiara City Edward Siapu and Madam Siapu, His Lordship Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer CBE and Lady Palmer and Deputy Speaker of Parliament Commins Mewa MP and Madam Mewa. Other VIP guests have also been invited to the programme that will conclude by 12:25pm today.

An exhibition will have been started at the National Arts Gallery from 5th – 12th May to display portraits, historical records, and visits by the Royal Family in Solomon Islands. Members of the public are most welcome to view the exhibitions during that period.

A live music performance by One Drop Band will also be held at the Unity Square, Ports area and the general public are encouraged to attend. There will also be an opportunity to view a slideshow of historical portraits and pictures of members of the Royal Family who visited Solomon Islands in the 70s and recently.


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