On Saturday 6th May, all eyes will be on London for The Coronation of King Charles III. Even though we are far away we're bringing the celebrations to Dubai!
We'll be celebrating the Best Of British all day on Dubai 92 by playing the Top 100 British Songs Of All Time as voted for by you. Vote for your favourite now and you could win an incredible experience on the Queen Elizabeth 2 to watch the Coronation on their big screens while experiencing true British heritage.
We have also teamed up with Visit Britain to hook you up with an incredible goody bag that includes money-can't-buy themed teas including the exclusive ‘His MajesTEA' bag to celebrate the Coronation!
Read everything you need to know about the Coronation below, then listen Saturday from 12pm for live coverage on Dubai 92...
On Saturday, the King and Queen will be officially crowned in a very special ceremony at Westminster Abbey in London, England.
Lots of people from all around the world will be attending with the VIP guestlist put together by the British goverment with many many billions more watching it on TV across the globe!
Coronations have been held at Westminster Abbey for over 950 years.
Westminster Abbey gets a makeover for each new monarch with interior furnishings upgraded and temporary extensions built. The annexe for Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation featured all the animals from her heraldry, and special grandstands had to be built within the Abbey to accommodate all 8,000 of her guest!
The official dish of the coronation is a coronation quiche!
King Charles and Queen Camilla have announced that the official dish of the coronation is Coronation Quiche that features the flavours of Spinach, Broad Beans and fresh Tarragon. Watch Rich making the recipe here.
On Monday 8th May, the UK will have an extra bank holiday after the Coronation to celebrate!
After a weekend of celebrations (and eating lots of quiche), Monday is being called The Big Help Out. The public are being encouraged to try volunteering for themselves in their local area.
While it has since become to be known as a prison and dungeon, the Tower of London actually played a very large part in medieval coronations.
New monarchs would typically move to the Tower in the nights leading up to their coronation to prepare for the ceremony. On a trip to London, you can see The Crown Jewels, an essential part of the Coronation Ceremony, kept on public display at the Tower of London.
Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation was the first ceremony to be televisted into the homes of the general public.
The first major world event to be broadcast live, the coronation was also shown across Europe thanks to new relay links. The success of this test broadcast went on to inspire the birth of the Eurovision Network, which eventually led to the creation of the Eurovision Song Contest which will take place in Liverpool, UK on 13th May.