Photography is not permitted in Westminster Abbey, however after singing evensong there on December 30 last year, we were allowed a group photo. The verger looking after us mentioned that just behind the steps we were posing on was the precise spot on which Charles III would be crowned: the newly restored Cosmati Pavement mosaic, installed in the 13th century, at the time the current Westminster Abbey was built (second photo).
Our next evensong, 5pm Saturday 6 May, the day of the coronation, will feature an expanded choir with some magnificent coronation music. Hope to see you there!
Attribution of the photo of the Cosmati Pavement: 14GTR, CC BY-SA 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 via Wikimedia Commons
N.B. ABC coverage of the King’s procession from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey will commence at 7pm Adelaide time, with the coronation service itself starting at 7:30pm. TV broadcasts are beginning several hours earlier, however, to include previews and arrivals.
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