Our Special Coronation Flags

| April 2023

The city centre has been adorned with special Coronation flags designed by local school children from St Richard’s School, Cawley Road and The Prebendal School, West Street in advance of King Charles III’s Coronation on 6 May. The winning designs were selected and then installed by Chichester BID, following a competition launched in February with the two local schools.

Helen Marshall, Chair and CEO of Chichester BID said: “We are so impressed with the creativity and talent of the designs we received. It was incredibly hard to choose the winners. The King’s Coronation is an important piece of history and we wanted young people to be at the heart of the celebrations. We hope the children and their families will feel incredibly proud when they see their flags flying along the main streets of the city.”

A total of eight flag designs were chosen with winners aged from 6 – 10. The flags will be on display until mid-June alongside Union flags and colourful bunting to help add to the celebratory atmosphere in the city.

On the Coronation day itself, Chichester BID and Chichester Cathedral will be hosting a special outdoor screening of the ceremony and parade on the Cathedral Green. The Green will be filled with comfortable deck chairs, courtesy of Chichester District Council, for people to soak up the festive atmosphere. There will also be Coronation themed arts, crafts, games and face painting to keep families entertained.

Pack a picnic rug and your favourite treats or explore the many eateries in the city centre to grab a delicious lunch. Our city centre businesses are looking forward to celebrating this royal occasion with as many people as possible.

The Coronation event will take place on Saturday 6 May from 10am – 3pm, the ceremony is due to take place at 11am.