RBL Standard Bearers provindng a guard of honour for King Charles at coronation

Coronation of His Majesty The King

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RBL Standard Bearers form Guard of Honour at Coronation.

As people across the country and the Commonwealth come together to celebrate the Coronation of Their Majesties King Charles III and Queen Camilla, we are honoured to be participating in the Coronation Procession.  

RBL Standard Bearers provindng a guard of honour for King Charles at coronation
RBL Standard Bearers provide a guard of honour for King Charles III

RBL members representing Branches from across the country provided a Guard of Honour to line the procession route in Parliament Square. 

The Standard Bearers represented the RBL and seven other associated Armed Forces charities: The Royal Navy Association, Royal Marines Association, Army Benevolent Fund, SSAFA, Royal Air Forces Association, Royal Commonwealth and Ex Services League and the Merchant Navy Association. 

Laura Hayworth, RBL Standard Bearer

Among them was Laura Hayworth, a member of RBL for over 20 years. Speaking ahead of the ceremony she said:

“It’s a huge honour not only for ourselves but for the Royal British Legion,” she said.   

 “We’ve had months and months of preparing, so it's been getting more and more exciting. 

“I’m so proud to be part of it, representing my home county of Surrey and carrying the Standard from my local branch in Oxted.” 

Volunteer Poppy Collectors Alicja Komar and Claire Lane at Birmingham City Poppy Day

The Big Help Out

To celebrate his Coronation, King Charles III is inviting everyone to volunteer for their favourite cause as part of The Big Help Out. 

Thousands of amazing volunteers across the country help us raise millions of pounds during our annual Poppy Appeal. And in 2023 you can join them! 

Volunteer for the Poppy Appeal
Official Coronation album cover

The official album of the Coronation

We are grateful to have been chosen as one of two charities to recieve proceeds from the release of the official album of the Coronation. 

The album will include all music and spoken word from the ceremony and be released on the same day. 

Order or download the official album of the Coronation

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