Sending 'heartfelt best wishes' to His Majesty on coronation day

Sending 'heartfelt best wishes' to His Majesty on coronation day

Thousands across the nation will be celebrating the coronation of His Majesty The King this weekend, including us here at the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.
King Charles shaking hands with members of the Coastguard during a visit to Devon as part of the Coastguard 200 celebrations

The first coronation in 70 years, members of the MCA are joining the country in officially welcoming King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla to the throne.

From remembrance services to awarding honours, to being Honorary Commodore to HM Coastguard, His Majesty has a long and interesting history with the Coastguard and wider agency, which started back at school when he volunteered for the service.

Back in 2015 the now King officially opened the operations centre in Fareham and more recently he was involved with the Coastguard’s 200th birthday, joining teams in Devon for the celebrations.

The MCA looks forward to more visits, events and milestones with His Majesty The King.

As part of the coronation festivities on 6 May, 22 members of HM Coastguard will march in the Civil Services Contingent in the Coronation.

Their Majesties King Charles III and Queen Camilla

The MCA Chief Executive Virginia McVea said:

“The coronation is an exciting and historic event for both the country and the MCA, as we celebrate His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort.

“A former Coastguard himself, we are proud and grateful for the King’s service and ongoing support. The MCA will continue to serve with the same dedication and pride as it did under Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

“We send heartfelt best wishes to His Majesty on this special day.”

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