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Knutsford ‘Royal’ May Day is the highlight of the town’s calendar and takes place every year on the first Saturday in May. The procession through the town and the crowning of the May Queen began in 1864 by the Vicar of Knutsford, the Rev. Robert Clowes. The prefix ‘Royal’ was bestowed on the event in 1887 by their Majesties King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra, then Prince and Princess of Wales.  Despite the event being cancelled last year (2020) due to Covid-19 Knutsford remains exceedingly proud of its Royal title.

Knutsford Royal May Day


Knutsford Town Centre
Princess Street
Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 6BZ United Kingdom
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