- There may still be months left to the coronation of King Charles III but planning for this event is underway.
- It has long been said that the king wanted a “weak” monarchy, and his coronation may be similar.
- According to the Mail on Sunday, plans for a low-key party include cutting the guest list by 25%.
It is said that the coronation of King Charles will be a simpler affair than that of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, mail on sunday reports.
When The Queen is crowned In 1954, the uproar on the occasion was enormous. More than 8,000 guests were invited to the royal event at Westminster Abbey and 129 countries were officially represented at the coronation service, according to royal official website.
During the traditional parts of the ceremony, various golden items were presented to the Queen, including spurs, bracelets, and a robe.
However, things will likely look different now that Charles is king, following the Queen’s death on September 8.
The Mail on Sunday reported that Charles’ coronation was planned in line with his desire to “shrink” the monarchy. Informed sources at the palace said this includes stripping away much of the pomp and hype in British history that was previously seen as reflecting the modern era.
Changes reported as part of the plan include a significantly smaller guest list and a more casual dress code. The publication reported that instead of an attendance of more than 8,000 people, more than 2,000 people are expected to witness Charles’ coronation.
Furthermore, it is said that ancient traditions such as offering gold objects to the king would be cut short to shorten the duration of the occasion to just over an hour. According to the Mail on Sunday, the Queen’s coronation lasted just over three hours. It is also reported that Prince William, Next in line for the thronecan play an important role.
Buckingham Palace did not immediately respond to an Insider’s request for comment.
As Insider previously reported, Charles’ coronation may still be months away as an official date has yet to be confirmed. Coronations that take place months after a new British king came to power are nothing new, as Queen Elizabeth was crowned. 15 months after her accession to the throne.
But speaking to Insider, Marilyn Koenig, a royal historian and expert on European and British monarchies, says it will likely happen in June — the same month that Queen Elizabeth II was crowned nearly 70 years ago.
“You’ll focus on pomp and circumstance, but not in the same way,” Koenig said of what she expects the coronation to be.
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