The TwicKINGham Coronation Bench

28/04/2023

28/04/2023

Discover Twickenham BID has marked the forthcoming Coronation of Their Majesties King Charles III and Queen Camilla with a celebration bench in the town centre.

The unique bench has been designed specifically for Twickenham and is inspired by the iconic St Edward’s Crown which is used at the moment of coronation. The Crown centrepiece will celebrate this historic occasion, offering local residents and visitors a seat ‘fit for a King’ and giving them an opportunity to take and share photos of themselves on the bench. The bench is situated outside the old Barclays building at the end of Church Street and it faces Twickenham’s very own King Street. The installation of the bench was officially opened by the Mayor of Twickenham Cllr Julia Cambridge on Friday 28th April.

Cllr Cambridge commented
“There will be no Borough bigger than Richmond upon Thames for celebrating the Coronation. This (Bench) is looking absolutely resplendent and as a big fan of Instagram, I can see this as being our own Instagram moment in Twickenham, it is truly, truly stunning.”

The opening was also attended by Cllr Gareth Roberts, Leader of the Council, and local Councilors Cllr Julia Neden-Watts, Cllr Stephen O’Shea, and Cllr Phil Geisler. Representative from the Church Street Association and other local businesses and members of the public.

The bench will be in place from Friday 28th April to Tuesday 30th May.

The Coronation bench was commissioned by Discover Twickenham with the support of Richmond Councils Coronation grant funding. It was installed by local design studio, Visual Impact.

Photos by Robyn Harper Photography

Discover Twickenham BID has marked the forthcoming Coronation of Their Majesties King Charles III and Queen Camilla with a celebration bench in the town centre.

The unique bench has been designed specifically for Twickenham and is inspired by the iconic St Edward’s Crown which is used at the moment of coronation. The Crown centrepiece will celebrate this historic occasion, offering local residents and visitors a seat ‘fit for a King’ and giving them an opportunity to take and share photos of themselves on the bench. The bench is situated outside the old Barclays building at the end of Church Street and it faces Twickenham’s very own King Street. The installation of the bench was officially opened by the Mayor of Twickenham Cllr Julia Cambridge on Friday 28th April.

Cllr Cambridge commented
“There will be no Borough bigger than Richmond upon Thames for celebrating the Coronation. This (Bench) is looking absolutely resplendent and as a big fan of Instagram, I can see this as being our own Instagram moment in Twickenham, it is truly, truly stunning.”

The opening was also attended by Cllr Gareth Roberts, Leader of the Council, and local Councilors Cllr Julia Neden-Watts, Cllr Stephen O’Shea, and Cllr Phil Geisler. Representative from the Church Street Association and other local businesses and members of the public.

The bench will be in place from Friday 28th April to Tuesday 30th May.

The Coronation bench was commissioned by Discover Twickenham with the support of Richmond Councils Coronation grant funding. It was installed by local design studio, Visual Impact.

Photos by Robyn Harper Photography

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