Podcast: Kent prepares for the Coronation of King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla on May 6, 2023

The coronation of King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla takes place at Westminster Abbey this weekend.

Ahead of the historic event, we’ve been speaking to people from Kent who will all be playing a role.

The Archbishop of Canterbury explains why a coronation is needed while the King’s representative in the county, the Lord Lieutenant, has been invited and tells us what she’s most looking forward to.

A band from the Duke of York Royal Military School in Dover will be performing in the procession to Buckingham Palace – hear from some of the students and their director of music.

Kent is holding more street parties than almost any other part of the country – hear from the artistic director of Gravesend based Cohesion Plus who hopes the coronation will bring communities together.

Volunteering is a big part of this coronation weekend and we’ve been speaking to a Gravesend woman who has been recognised as a coronation champion for the work she does.

You can also hear from the manager of the RSPCA centre in Leybourne who will be welcoming volunteers this weekend.