11th September 2023 | News in your area

Plaque to Commemorate Coronation of King Charles III Unveiled in Normandy

On Saturday 2nd September, The Lord-Lieutenant unveiled a plaque to commemorate the Coronation of King Charles III in Normandy, Guildford.

The carved metal plaque was created by the British Ironwork Centre, the same team who made the National Monument Against Violence & Aggression (The Knife Angel) which was on display at Guildford Cathedral during March.

At the unveiling ceremony The Lord-Lieutenant gave a brief speech about the significance of the plaque and described the jubilation and splendour of the Coronation in Westminster Abbey. The plaque is placed on permanent display in a public place at Normandy Village Hall, for all to enjoy.

The Lord-Lieutenant said, “I am delighted to unveil this plaque in honour of Their Royal Highnesses, and our Coronation celebrations. It is a beautiful and fitting tribute to this momentous occasion.”

The Vice Chairman of the Parish Council, Councillor Bob Hutton, said, “This plaque is a wonderful addition to our community. It is a reminder not only of the fabulous celebration event held in the village to mark the occasion, an event the Parish Council shared with St March’s church, but also of our commitment to the Monarchy. We are grateful to the Surrey Lieutenancy for presenting this to our village and to the British Ironwork Centre for creating this beautiful piece of art.”

The unveiling ceremony was attended by members of the community, including Parish Councillors as well as representatives of St Marks Church and Normandy Village Hall, and followed by a delicious cream tea.

The plaque is a lasting reminder of the coronation of King Charles III and the important role that the Monarchy plays in British society. It is a tribute to the history and traditions of our country, and a symbol of hope and unity for the future.

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