A ‘Royal Welcome’ in Hounslow

Ahead of the official Coronation celebrations this weekend (6-8 May), Hounslow Council Leader, Councillor Shantanu Rajawat and the Mayor of Hounslow, Councillor Raghwinder Siddhu, were honoured to commemorate the ‘royal welcome’ mural at Thornbury Park in Isleworth today.

Published: Friday, 5th May 2023

Thornbury Park Mural

British Airways in partnership with VisitBritain have given visitors and residents alike a royal welcome to jet start the celebratory spirits of the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III and Her Majesty Queen Camilla this weekend.

The mural will be seen by thousands of visitors from across the world who will be touching down on the London Heathrow flight path for a weekend of Coronation celebrations. The artwork is 47 metres by 64 metres – that’s no mean feat!

The flowers on the artwork were designed by Jasmine (aged 9) and Raya (aged 12), children from a local holiday club, Fun Fest Hounslow. The design follows the theme of ’a natural world’, which is something close to the King’s heart and a key theme of the Coronation emblem.

Leader of Hounslow Council, Councillor Shantanu Rajawat said:

“Hounslow Council is proud and honoured to see the British Airways ‘royal welcome’ mural in one of our parks in Hounslow.

“It’s a wonderful tribute to our new King here in Thornbury Park, one of over 120 brilliant parks and green spaces in Hounslow – a borough we want the world to know as a thriving destination.

“We know a tremendous amount of planning and work from various organisations has gone into making this happen. A special thanks to British Airways, VisitBritain, Fun Fest Hounslow, our Greenspace Team and last but not least, Jasmine and Raya – our outstanding young artists”.

Mayor of Hounslow, Councillor Raghwinder Siddhu said:

“The ‘royal welcome’ mural is a wonderful way to mark the momentous point in history as King Charles is formally crowned at Their Majesties, Coronation this weekend.

“I would like to thank Lampton Services’, Greenspace team, who manage local parks across Hounslow – they did a great job preparing Thornbury Park for this fantastic tribute.

“A huge congratulations from all of us at Hounslow to the British Airways team, VisitBritain, Fun Fest Hounslow and everyone involved. You have all worked incredibly hard to give people, living and visiting Hounslow a ‘royal welcome’.

Watch the drone footage, courtesy of British Airways and VisitBritain.

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