King Charles III: New details about his coronation leaked

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He does not want to do without the golden state coach: new details about the coronation of King Charles III.

King Charles III and his wife Camilla expressed their condolences in the British Parliament after the death of the Queen.

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The coronation of King Charles III is scheduled for next year. takes place in London’s Westminster Abbey. Now, new details about the planned ceremony have come out.

Cheaper, shorter, more diverse: the coronation of King Charles III. would differ significantly from his mother’s in 1953 in a number of ways. An exact date for the ceremony has not yet been set. The only thing that is clear is that the event is to take place next year. Buckingham Palace recently denied reports that June 3, 2023 had been chosen as the day to honor the late Queen Elizabeth II, who was crowned in Westminster Abbey on June 2, 1953.

This is reported by the British newspaper “Mail on Sunday” now for the coronation of Charles III. only scheduled for about an hour. The ceremony for the Queen lasted nearly four hours in 1953, including multiple outfit changes. According to a source in the newspaper, Charles would like to be without this.

Coronation of King Charles III. with significantly fewer guests

There are also cuts to the guest list. 8,000 dignitaries were present at Westminster Abbey in 1953 when Queen Elizabeth II was crowned. Her ceremony was largely based on that of her father, King George VI. and that of her grandfather King George V. Charles now wants to break with this tradition and receive only 2000 guests at his coronation. There should also be significantly fewer members of the royal family present. Charles already let his plans to streamline the monarchy resound while he was heir to the throne.

However, his eldest son Prince William would play a decisive role. He will be heavily involved in the planning of the ceremony. In 1953, it was Prince Philip, the Queen’s husband, who decided many things in the background and also persuaded the Queen that the coronation would be broadcast live on television for the first time. During the ceremony, the Duke of Edinburgh had to kneel before his wife and swore to be her “liege man life and limb”. Such a scene will occur at the coronation of King Charles III. don’t give up: Camilla is crowned queen consort by her husband’s side. Queen Elizabeth II decided that while she was alive.

Dress code should be relaxed

In order to streamline the ceremony, according to “Mail on Sunday”, some outdated procedures should be avoided, such as the symbolic presentation of a gold ingot to the monarch. “At a time when many people have to tighten their belts, that won’t happen,” said an insider – also referring to the currently prevailing inflation. The dress code for guests is also to be relaxed. In 1953, men were required to wear a knickerbocker and women a tiara.

The members of the high nobility, directly involved in the coronation, could this time fall back on simple suits instead of the traditional red velvet capes with ermine thread. “No coronation robes. Give them to a museum where they belong. It’s not going to be a tweed jacket and jeans — it’s going to be a morning suit or a lounge suit,” said Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Mather, of the fame. with the coronation plans, the “Mail on Sunday”.

With all the reduction and frugality, one thing King Charles III wants. But then he couldn’t do without his coronation: the ride in the historic, golden state coach from 1762. It was extensively restored this year on the occasion of the Queen’s platinum anniversary.

Source: “Post on Sunday”, “Daily Mail”

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