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Coronation fever comes to Wetherspoons as pubs make one change in honour of King Charles

NewsCoronation fever comes to Wetherspoons as pubs make one change in honour of King Charles

Wetherspoons confirmed all of their 844 pubs will undergo a festive change in honour of King Charles’s Coronation. People hoping to celebrate the Coronation in just three week’s time, will be able to do so at a Wetherspoons for an extra hour, as the pub chain confirmed it will remain open an hour longer on Sunday, May 7 to mark the occasion.

All of its 844 pubs will stay open an hour after their closing times, but the exact time they will shut will vary from venue to venue, the Sun revealed.

To see what time a specific local Wetherspoons will close on the festive day, be sure to check their website.

The news comes after Home Secretary Suella Braverman extended licensing hours from the normal 11pm to 1am.

The Home Secretary said it was to allow people to “enjoy an extra pint or two”.

A prominent organisation in the hospitality industry supported the decision to extend pub opening hours, which was also favoured by 77 percent of the participants during a month-long survey.

In light of the decision, certain pub chains like Greene King and Fullers have announced that select pubs under their purview will also be extending their operating hours.

A similar extended opening hours was allowed in England and Wales for the four day bank holiday to mark the late Queen’s Platinum Jubilee last June.

A Government source said: “Raising a glass will be a fitting tribute to the new King.”

While some may choose to celebrate the Coronation in a pub in the evening, there will also be plenty of grand events to witness during the day.

Buckingham Palace has announced a full bank holiday weekend of celebrations for the Coronation.

The King and Queen will travel to Westminster Abbey in the Gold State Coach as part of what is known as The King’s Procession.

The pair will travel back in the Coronation Procession, which will likely be grander and at a slower pace.

Once back inside Buckingham Palace, the Royal Family will appear on the balcony.

Communities are set to hold street parties around lunchtime on the Sunday, as part of The Big Lunch initiative.

The Palace said thousands of events are expected to take place in streets, gardens, and parks in every corner of the UK.

“Their Majesties The King and The Queen Consort hope the Coronation Weekend will provide an opportunity to spend time and celebrate with friends, families, and communities across the United Kingdom, the Realms, and the Commonwealth,” a statement read.

And then, in the evening, the Coronation Concert will take place at Windsor Castle.

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