Coronation marked by University during special service at Great St Mary’s


The Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III was marked by a special service at Great St Mary’s, the University Church, on Sunday, 7 May

University Officers and Heads of Colleges processed from the Senate House to the Church during the second of two ‘Scarlet days’, when doctors in the different faculties wear their festal, predominantly scarlet, gowns in public.

Other members of the University also attended the service – which included bell ringing by the Cambridge University Guild of Change Ringers – and those holding orders and decorations conferred by the Crown were invited to wear their insignia.

HM Lord-Lieutenant was represented, and a civic procession was also held.

The celebrations finished with a reception at Michaelhouse in Trinity Street.

Read more about University and College events around the Coronation:

Cambridge events to mark Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III

Crowning glory for new King Charles III Professorship at Cambridge University

King Charles III at Cambridge

Fit for a King: Sixth-century Augustine Gospels to be used in the Coronation of King Charles III

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