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Wednesday, June 21, 2023 at 5 PM (ET) 

A Special ESU Happy Hour of Coronation Tributes

Hosted by the ESU Happy Hour Committee

King Charles III's Coronation will be a historic occasion celebrated all over the world and, for most, will be a once-in-a-lifetime event. Because of the close ties with The English-Speaking  Union of the United States and Great Britain, ESU Branches around the U.S. are marking this important occasion with special events, parties, and shared coronation experiences as a tribute to  King Charles III. 

A special ESU Happy Hour on Wednesday, June 21, will be devoted to ESU Branch tributes to  King Charles III's Coronation. We cordially invite ESU Branches to be part of these special  Happy Hour Coronation Tributes. Here are some examples of what you can contribute: 

  • If you are holding a coronation tea party or special event, send a video, no more than 90- seconds, or photos of the event along with a description of the occasion in 250 words or less. 
  • If your members have a story to tell relating to a coronation, send the story as either a video, no more than 90-seconds, or in writing, 250 words or less. 
  • If someone has memorabilia, a memento, a collectible, or a keepsake relating to a  coronation, send photos or a video, no more than 90-seconds, describing the item(s).
  • If your Branch would like to develop a brief video greeting commemorating King  Charles III's Coronation, record a video no more than 90-seconds. 
  • If you are so inspired, share a photo of your table setting fit for a King.  

We will share as many of these Branch coronation tributes as possible during the Happy Hour on  June 21. In addition, we will be capturing these tributes into a professionally produced video to be sent to King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla as a Coronation keepsake from the English Speaking Union of the United States. 

Please send your branch tributes no later than June 5. Due to the potential file sizes and to  receive all branch tributes in one place, we request that you upload your submissions via the  following Dropbox upload link

Upload Your Submission Here

Click on the link above. You will be directed to Dropbox screen. You can click the Add Files button and navigate to your hard drive where you can select the files to be sent. Click Upload. 

If you have questions about what to submit or how to submit, contact Karen Blair-Brand at 

P.S. We have made a Smartphone Video Tips page for those who may want to take their video production to a higher level. 

Best Regards,
The ESU Happy Hour Committee