King's Coronation 2023: How to avoid the wall-to-wall coverage and 7 things you could do instead

Not everyone wants to follow the pomp and pageantry of the coronation

Millions across the country and around the world will watch Charles III being crowned as King on Saturday morning, but there are also plenty who would rather escape the coronation. So what can you do if you want to avoid the pageantry and ceremonial, the marching bands and the cheering crowds?

Unfortunately the weather forecast for Saturday is not so good – cloudy and wet – so a day out in the countryside to get away from it all might not be the easy and enjoyable alternative that you’d hoped for. "A series of storms will bring unsettled weather across the United Kingdom through the upcoming coronation weekend," AccuWeather senior meteorologist Tony Zartman said. But there are other things you can do.