Coronation celebrations

Celebrate His Majesty The King’s Coronation at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London.

Photography by Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park

26 April 2023


In celebration of His Majesty King Charles III’s Coronation (6 May 2023), Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London has specially curated a series of bespoke experiences and events to mark this special moment in British History.

In an event that will be commemorated around the world, the coronation of Charles III and his wife, Camilla, as king and queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms is scheduled to take place on Saturday, 6 May 2023, at Westminster Abbey. Charles acceded to the throne on 8 September 2022, upon the death of his mother, Elizabeth II.

Compared with previous coronations, the ceremony will undergo some alterations to represent multiple faiths, cultures, and communities across the United Kingdom, and will be shorter than his mother’s coronation in 1953.

The ceremony will begin with the anointing of Charles, symbolising his spiritual entry into kingship, and then his crowning and enthronement, representing his assumption of temporal powers and responsibilities. Camilla will be crowned in a shorter and simpler ceremony. The royal family will travel to Buckingham Palace afterward, in a state procession, and appear on the balcony to celebrate the occasion.


For subjects, there are numerous festivities planned, and the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London, invites guests to enjoy and celebrate the occasion with its opulent accommodation suite experience, A Very Royal Occasion, to rejoice in this remarkable event.


A Very Royal Occasion

A Very Royal Occasion is available from 1 May to 31 May 2023 with prices starting at £4,000 including VAT (approximately AU$7,440) and includes the following:

    • a stay to remember in one of the hotel’s luxurious suites
    • a regal welcome amenity fit for kings and queens
    • King’s Caviar Breakfast with Oscietra caviar and full English breakfast where guests may catch a glimpse of the Royal Horse Guards passing by, or breakfast enjoyed in the privacy of their suite
    • Two-Michelin-starred, four-course Royal Cooking lunch or dinner for two at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal
    • a specially curated Highgrove Hamper filled with a selection of exquisite tea and preserves
    • a 50 ml bottle of Laphroaig whisky – His Majesty’s favourite malt whisky, plus additional benefits available when becoming Fans of M.O.


The Royal Cooking Menu

This two-star Michelin Dinner by Heston Blumenthal is marking the special occasion with a creative menu of reinvented dishes that were served at British Coronation banquets throughout the years, including an additional dessert in celebration of His Majesty.

The exclusive four-course Royal Cooking Menu includes Coronation Chicken Tart; King James II (1685) – Veal Sweetbread; King George IV (1821) – Fillet of Beef Royale and King Henry V (1413) and King Henry V (1413) – Fflampayne. The Trifle; HM King Charles III (2023).

Priced at GBP155* (approximately AU$288) per person, with an optional wine pairing at GBP125 (AU$233) per person, the Royal Cooking menu is available from 1 May until 31 May 2023.


Time For Tea with Highgrove

Inspired by the best of British heritage and quintessential afternoon tea dishes served at the Royal table, The Rosebery is offering guests an unforgettable Coronation Afternoon Tea in partnership with Highgrove – the private residence of Their Majesties King Charles III and The Queen Consort.

Time For Tea with Highgrove is lovingly prepared by Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London’s talented pastry chefs and includes The King’s Coronation Chicken, Clarence Court egg truffle sandwich, The King’s Cypher, freshly baked scones and plenty more. Carefully selected tea will also be offered including the estate’s organic English Breakfast and Earl Grey. Time For Tea is available from 21 April until 14 May 2023.


A Royal Toast

As guests raise a glass to His Majesty King Charles III, The Aubrey and Mandarin Bar has created a special menu in partnership with Laphroaig. Three different whiskey cocktails will be available at both outlets from 1 May to 9 May 2023.


Your Royal Invitation

Guests of Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London, as well as passers-by, are invited to enjoy the Coronation lollipop infused with flavours of vanilla and whisky decorated with the King’s cypher.

Vanilla-flavoured lollipops will be offered to children. These lollipops will be available outside the Ballroom entrance on 7 May 2023 from 5 to 6 pm – for all to enjoy on a complimentary basis.

The Coronation canapés will be offered to guests at The Rosebery and Mandarin Bar between the hours of 7.48 and 8.23 pm (marking the life of King Charles from his birth year to the year of his Coronation) over the Coronation weekend.

The façade of the hotel will be illuminated in a beautiful deep blue colour – the prime colour that has been chosen for His Majesty King Charles’s Coronation Emblem to mark this celebratory occasion.

Hotel guests will have the opportunity to embark on a journey with the aim to get to know the King better.

A specially created map including the King’s favourite haunts, all of which have been granted a Royal Warrant by His Majesty. Guests will be able to venture out on a self-guided tour to visit establishments including Lock & Co, Berry Bros & Rudd, Floris, John Lobb, Ettinger, Gieves & Hawkes and plenty more. The map will be available from Concierge and be offered to guests booking A Very Royal Occasion.


The Royal Glow

Guests are encouraged to visit The Spa at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London and enjoy the hotel’s signature treatment – English Rose Massage – known for its beautiful rose scent and its calming, yet uplifting, effects on the body.


Royal connections

Since 1902 Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London has had the honour of welcoming members of the Royal Family on multiple occasions, whether it was for charity events or prestigious banquets.

To learn more, guests are encouraged to visit the If Walls Could Talk exhibit permanently located at the hotel.



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