On Saturday, May 6th, 2023, I made my way to the the long awaited ceremony of the King’s Coronation. I had the privilege of being among the gathered crowds at the Buckingham Palace and outside Westminster Abbey, I found myself swept away by the energy and the sense of history that I was a part of.

Seated at the Grandstand at Buckingham Palace in the rain-soaked stands, I eagerly awaited a glimpse of the new King, the excitement among the crowd was contagious, everyone remained in high spirits, unified by our shared anticipation. I was even able to make some new friends while we watched the parade and waited for the King to pass by.

When he arrived, the one thing that caught my eye the most, was the Golden carriage and the White horses that pulled it, a truly magnificent sight to behold. It really made me think about the centuries-old traditions and the grandeur associated with the British Monarchy.

Despite not having been physically present inside Westminster Abbey, I felt a part of something greater, a witness to history unfolding before my eyes. The Coronation of King Charles III served as a reminder of the traditions, heritage, and unity that continue to captivate hearts and minds worldwide.

Leaving the event, I made my way home, I couldn’t help but feel grateful for the opportunity to have been among the crowd that day. It was a great privilege to attend, and an experience that I will forever hold in a special place in my heart.

Written by: Hillary Ndunge, Millfield Healthcare team member

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