By Connor Steel
FAREHAM BOROUGH COUNCIL are offering their residents the chance to purchase a commemorative mug for the upcoming Coronation of King Charles III; continuing their historic record of making keepsake products for special nationwide occasions and furthermore making them available at a low price for anyone interested.
These mugs will feature the official Fareham logo alongside an emblem of the new Monarch on a plain white background; the council giving residents a chance to purchase the keepsakes for a price of £4 each. Subject to production and delivery times, these are expected to be available before the Coronation is held on May 6.
However the council is asking residents to complete an expression of interest form so it can ensure a correct number of mugs are ordered, meaning that nobody gets left behind in purchasing them. The link for this form is available on www.fareham.gov.uk/coronationmug and should be filled by a deadline of next Friday (17/03).
An order will then be placed and residents will be notified when they are delivered at the town’s Civic Offices. Due to their breakable nature they won’t be posted out in any circumstances and must be collected in person from the reception desk, which is where residents should pay for their purchase of this Coronation keepsake.
Not seen for almost seventy years this Coronation will see His Majesty participate in a symbolic and religious ceremony that will formalise him as head of the Church of England, alongside a transfer of titles and powers. Camilla, the Queen’s Consort, will furthermore be crowned to her role during this huge ceremonial occasion.
Executive Member for Leisure and Community, Councillor Sue Walker, said in an online press release earlier on Friday lunchtime: “ The Coronation weekend will truly be a momentous occasion & will provide a fantastic opportunity to celebrate with loved ones & spend time with friends, family & community (over Bank Holiday).”
She further encouraged residents to put themselves forward and not miss out: “Many residents have already expressed an interest in having a keepsake to mark the event, to give to children, or as part of a street party celebration. We are pleased to be able to offer these mugs at an affordable cost but we must place all these orders well ahead of the event, so I encourage our residents to fill in their expression of interest form ASAP.”
Community events across Fareham are being planned to mark the Coronation including a range of voluntary opportunities, street parties and Big Lunches, with more details to be made available in the upcoming weeks.
PICTURED BY ALAMY (H96EE8) Photograph showing mug collections celebrating various Royal occasions.