Published: Friday, 28th April 2023
A commemorative coin is to be offered to all nursery and primary school aged children in west Norfolk to mark the Coronation.
In addition, the borough council is seeking designs from local children to place in a hand-bound book to give to their Majesties King Charles III and Queen Camilla after the Coronation.
The coin, bearing the Coronation emblem on one side and the borough crest on the other, has been specially commissioned by the borough council to mark this significant occasion. It will be distributed to local primary and nursery schools soon after the forthcoming election. Coronation coins will be available to purchase at the free borough-council-organised Coronation events in King’s Staithe Square, King’s Lynn, and The Green in Hunstanton. Coins will also be available to buy from King's Lynn Tourist Information Centre based in Stories of Lynn.
In addition, students of west Norfolk are being invited to design a page, featuring a Coronation message, drawing, or poem that will feature in a special book celebrating the Coronation. The individual pages will be handbound together into this book which will be presented to the royal couple later this year. It will be a very personal and original tribute to their Majesties King Charles III and Queen Camilla after the Coronation.
Once the book has been presented to the newly coronated King and Queen, a digital version of the book will be published on the borough council website for all to see.
The Mayor of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk, Cllr Lesley Bambridge, said:
“Our residents have a special association with the royal family thanks to Sandringham House and the regular visits from the King. I’m pleased that local nursery and primary school aged children will have a lasting memento of this historic occasion and that students will be able to share their messages of congratulations with their Majesties King Charles III and Queen Camilla. This hand-bound book of individual sheets, each containing a personal message, will be a unique and lasting keepsake for our royal couple, which I am sure they will treasure.”