Brighton has been chosen as a host city to show the King’s coronation on a public big screen.

Government Culture Secretary Lucy Frazer confirmed yesterday evening that a large screen in Jubilee Square will broadcast Charles’s coronation live from Westminster Abbey on May 6.

The city was selected along with around 30 other major locations to show the momentous ceremony.

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has set aside more than £1 million to pay for the screens.

The Culture Secretary said: “The coronation will be a magical moment that brings people together to celebrate the best of Britain over a special weekend in May.

“These big screens, in major locations in towns and cities in the four nations of the UK, will make it easier for everyone to take part and have a memorable experience to mark this exciting and historic event.”

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Other confirmed sites include Cardiff Castle, Belfast City Hall, Piece Hall in Halifax, and Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester.

Coronation celebrations are planned over an extended Bank Holiday weekend with “global music icons and contemporary stars” due at Windsor Castle for a concert on Sunday, televised live by the BBC.

People are being invited to gather for a “coronation big lunch” on May 6, overseen and organised by the Big Lunch team at the Eden Project. The Queen Consort has been patron of the Big Lunch since 2013.

Monday, May 8, is a Bank Holiday and people are encouraged to volunteer in their communities as part of “the big help out”.