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King's Coronation: Pubs to stay open longer in England and Wales Published Date: 05/03/2023

Home Secretary Suella Braverman will extend licensing hours from the normal 23:00 BST to 01:00 to allow people to "enjoy an extra pint or two".

The Home Office consulted on a licensing extension to celebrate the King's Coronation on the Bank Holiday weekend from Friday 5 May to Sunday 7 May.  It has been reported that the proposal was backed by the hospitality sector as well as 77 per cent of the public.

Although the Order has not yet been published, it has widely been reported that the Home Secretary said:

"His Majesty The King's coronation will be a momentous occasion deserving of special celebration.

"That is why I am extending the licensing hours over this historic coronation weekend.

"Up and down the country, people can enjoy an extra pint or two in the evening, while families and friends can come together to wish His Majesty The King a long and happy reign."

King Charles III's coronation itself will take place on Saturday 6 May 2023 at Westminster Abbey in London. During the ceremony, the King will be crowned alongside Camilla, the Queen Consort.