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The FA Cup final will avoid postponement because of the King’s coronation – but the Premier League will be affected.
King Charles III’s coronation will be held on Saturday, May 6 next year, Buckingham Palace has announced.
And though the affair was thought to disrupt the final of the world’s oldest cup competition, it is now believed that it will clash with the Premier League instead.
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The occasion, which will take place at Westminster Abbey some eight months after the death of Queen Elizabeth II, will fall on the same day that ten fixtures of England’s top tier will be played.
Games such as West Ham v Manchester United, Newcastle v Arsenal, and Liverpool v Brentford are all pencilled in for the same day.
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According to an earlier report by Bloomberg, the monarch was set to be crowned on Saturday, June 3 – but now the Palace has confirmed that the occasion will be taking place one month earlier instead.
A statement said: "Buckingham Palace is pleased to announce that the coronation of His Majesty The King will take place on Saturday 6th May 2023.
"The coronation ceremony will take place at Westminster Abbey, London, and will be conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury.
"The ceremony will see His Majesty King Charles III crowned alongside the Queen Consort. The coronation will reflect the monarch's role today and look towards the future, while being rooted in longstanding traditions and pageantry."
Charles III will be anointed in the traditional way: with the use of holy oil, receiving the orb, coronation ring and sceptre, before being crowned with the St Edward's Crown.
When the Queen died last month, upcoming Premier League games were cancelled, partly out of respect, but also because of the pressure, it would put on the police, particularly in the capital.
Premier League chiefs came under pressure owing to an already-crammed fixture list ahead of the upcoming World Cup.
A majority of fans were against the notion of cancelling fixtures for ‘mourning’, rather they felt the best way to commemorate the legacy of the Queen was to continue with the games and celebrate her life at the matches.
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