Some of the city’s most notable landmarks will be lit up in purple to mark the coronation next month.

The Royal Pavilion, the i360, the Palace Pier and the city’s town halls will be lit up in the regal colour to celebrate the crowning of Charles III as King and Camilla as Queen Consort.

The illuminations are just one part of the city’s planned festivities to mark the once-in-a-lifetime event on May 6.

Street parties are expected to take place across the city to celebrate the occasion, along with a Coronation Big Lunch to bring friends, neighbours and communities together.

Once a former royal residence, the Royal Pavilion will also take visitors back in time to the Coronation of King George IV, one of the most extravagant British kings in history.

The walkthrough exhibition, on display until September, will include pictures, costumes, documents and objects from the spectacle in July 1821.


A display of pennant-shaped portraits of the new King, made by local schoolchildren, will also be flown at Hove Museum to mark the event.

For those hoping to watch the coronation itself, a public big screen will be set up to broadcast the event live from Westminster Abbey.

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

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

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The big screen will be set up in Jubilee Square, along with food and drink stalls and space for people to bring their own picnics.

The square will accommodate around 500 people, with additional capacity in Jubilee Street.

After the coronation, the site will be used as an outdoor music venue for the annual city-wide Children’s Parade on May 7, as well as for a live broadcast of Eurovision the following week.

Following his coronation, the newly-crowned King and Queen Consort will make their way back from Westminster Abbey via Parliament Square, along Whitehall, around Trafalgar Square, through Admiralty Arch and down The Mall to go back to Buckingham Palace.