Prime Minister Gaston Browne and his wife Maria will depart Antigua today for London to attend the coronation of King Charles III.
The Brownes will join heads of state and government at the Coronation Ceremony of at Westminster Abbey on Saturday 6th May.
Joining the prime minister in London is a delegation that includes Independent Senator Kiz Johnson, who will be a Banner Bearer, Police Commissioner Atlee Rodney, Governor General Sir Rodney Williams and Lady Sandra Williams; who are in London taking part in pre-coronation activities.
Antigua and Barbuda has sent seven members of the Defence Force (ABDF) to participate in the coronation procession. The Prime Minister’s Office said two members of the Defence Force team will accompany the Diamond Jubilee State Coach that will carry King Charles III and Queen Camilla.
The coronation is set to take place at 6 am Antigua and Barbuda time.
Locals, who are unable to journey to London, can still participate in the festivities as there will be a military parade featuring the ABDF, ABDF Band, Girl Guides, Boy Scouts, Boys and Girls Brigades, Duke of Edinburgh Award, Seventh Day Adventist Pathfinder, and Cadet Corps on Saturday from 6:20 pm.
They will march from the Multipurpose Cultural Centre to Government House.
There will be a short ceremony at Government House for parade participants and invited guests.
On Sunday, there will be a Thanksgiving Service at the St. John’s Pentecostal House of Restoration Ministries.