- How will Charles' coronation go down?
- Where and when will it take place?
- You can find all the answers here
Since the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, Charles is the new king of Great Britain. However, the traditional coronation of Charles III has not yet taken place. A source in the British newspaper Mirror reported details on how Charles imagines his coronation.
King Charles III: Information about his coronation
The Coronation of King Charles III should differ from that of his mother 69 years ago and be adapted to the current time: "The King is very aware of the struggles felt by modern Britons so will see his wishes carried through that although his coronation ceremony should stay right and true to the long-held traditions of the past, it should also be representative of a monarchy in a modern world."
With the difficulties, he is probably alluding to the country's financial challenges. Since the government is paying for the coronation, it is probably appropriate for it to be somewhat less expensive. His mother's coronation in 1953 cost an estimated £1.57 million, the equivalent of about £45 million today.
It has also been known for a long time that Charles is planning to downsize the palace. A slightly slimmed-down coronation would fit into the monarch's savings plan.
Furthermore, Charles may want the different faiths and ethnicities of Britain to be represented at his coronation. This could take the form of inviting representatives of Christians, Muslims, Jews, Hindus, and Buddhists.
The date of Charles' coronation
The announcement of the date of Charles' coronation is expected soon. It is rumored that it could take place in May or June next year. June the 2nd will mark the 70th anniversary of Elizabeth II's coronation - it may even be this date that is chosen for Charles' coronation.
In any case, at 73 or later 74, Charles will be the oldest king ever crowned in Britain. In addition, the location is in all probability fixed: in the last 1000 years, all British monarchs have been crowned in Westminster Abbey.