King Charles’ Coronation To Be Held On This Day That Is Special For Royal Family

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King Charles’ Coronation To Be Held On This Day That Is Special For Royal Family

Buckingham Palace announced in a statement on Tuesday that King Charles III’s coronation ceremony will take place on Sunday, May 6, 2023. What is so special about this date? Well, the historic event falls on the fourth birthday of the monarch’s beloved grandchild, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. Archie, son of Prince Harry and Dutchess Meghan was born on May 6, 2019.

Camilla Will Also Be Crowned At King Charles’ Coronation Ceremony

The announcement also stated that Camilla, the queen’s consort, will be crowned alongside her husband at the coronation ceremony. The ceremony will take place at Westminster Abbey in London and will be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Buckingham Palace also announced that the ceremony is taking place a few months after the monarch’s death to allow for a short period of mourning. It is also intended to allow time for the organisation and preparation of the ceremony.

The announcement also states that King Charles will be signing a proclamation at a meeting of the Privy Council, officially announcing the ceremony date, later this year.

The statement also announced that the coronation will reflect the King’s role today and look forward to the future. Yet, the responsibilities will be rooted in long-standing traditions and festivities.

About The Coronation:

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The coronation is described as a “solemn religious service, together with an occasion for celebration and pageantry,” that has remained the same for more than 1,000 years, the statement said.
It also added that the sovereign will be “anointed, blessed and consecrated” by the Archbishop of Canterbury during the ceremony.

Some reports suggest that traditional rituals, such as the presentation of golden objects to the monarch, may be omitted. This action is taken in order to shorten the length of the ceremony. As, at that time, the coronation of the Queen lasted about three hours.

Guest List Of The Coronation Ceremony:

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The royal family’s official website says that at the Queen’s coronation in 1954, more than 8,000 guests and 129 nations attended the royal ceremony at Westminster Abbey.

According to the reports, however, King Charles’ ceremony will be much more lowkey than his mother’s. It is expected that the guest list might be limited to just 2,000 people. It is also reported that this step is related to the King’s desire to “slim down” the monarch.

Although it is not yet confirmed, it is reported that Prince Charles will play a decisive role in the coronation of his father, King Charles III.

Cover image courtesy: Royal family official website