Blog: Celebrating King Charles III’s Coronation

Added Tuesday 23rd May 2023 by ()


On Friday the 5th of May, Teikyo University of Japan in Durham held a part in honour of King Charles III’s coronation. It was important to celebrate this significant moment in British history, and celebrate we did!

LHCC had been decorated the week before with bunting and paper chains in the corridors and classrooms. All that was left for students and staff to do on the Friday was to dress in red, white and blue to match the colours of the British flag: the Union Jack. Students arrived in the morning and were given flags as they walked into the reading room to meet our very special guest…

King Charles! Many selfies were taken, and the King certainly enjoyed his time.

We started by playing some popular British games, including musical statues, pass the parcel and wink murder. Without a doubt, the most competitive game was musical chairs, featuring some dramatic scenes in the penultimate round to fight for chance to move onto the final head-to-head and be crowned the winner…

Having worked up an appetite, it was time to eat some delicious British food! As you would expect to find at an afternoon tea, there was a selection of sandwiches, scones with cream, crudites and dips, strawberries and brownies.

The Bursar’s wife very kindly provided absolutely amazing cupcakes which were enjoyed (and photographed) by everyone.

Finally, it was time to say farewell to King Charles and head home – hopefully we will be able to celebrate again next year!

Added Tuesday 23rd May 2023