King Charles III will be crowned on May 6 at Westminster Abbey, according to the palace

My Lords and Members of the House of Commons, I am deeply grateful for the addresses of condolences from the House of Lords and the House of Commons, which so touchingly embrace what our late Sovereign, my beloved mother, the queen meant to all of us as Shakespeare said of the first Queen Elizabeth. She was a role model for all living princes as I stand before you today. I cannot help but feel the weight of history that surrounds us and reminds us of the vital parliamentary traditions to which members of both Houses dedicate themselves with such personal commitment for the good of all of us.

King Charles III will be crowned on May 6 at Westminster Abbey, according to the palace

King Charles III will be crowned at Westminster Abbey on May 6 in a ceremony that will embrace the past but look to the modern world after the late Queen Elizabeth II’s 70-year reign. Tuesday’s announcement from Buckingham Palace comes amid speculation the coronation will be shorter and less extravagant than the three-hour ceremony that installed Elizabeth in 1953, in line with Charles’ plans for a slimmed down monarchy. While the palace provided few details, British media reported that the guest list would be reduced to 2,000 from 8,000. Charles will be crowned in a solemn religious ceremony led by Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, the palace said in a statement. Camilla, the queen consort, will be crowned alongside her husband. “The coronation will reflect the role of the monarch today and look to the future, while being rooted in longstanding traditions and pageantry,” the palace said. Charles III unveiledCharles will be anointed with holy oil before receiving the orb, scepter and coronation ring. Camilla will also be anointed with holy oil and crowned, as will Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. The palace plans the coronation, known as Operation Golden Orb, as Charles and his heir Prince William seek to demonstrate that the monarchy is still relevant in modern, multicultural Britain. While there was widespread reverence for Elizabeth, as evidenced by the tens of thousands of people who waited for hours to file past her coffin, there is no guarantee reverence will transfer to Charles. Organizers are expected to shoot for a roughly hour-long ceremony, in line with last month’s “hugely moving” funeral for the Queen, said royal historian Robert Lacey, author of ‘Majesty: Elizabeth II and the House of Windsor “. The Queen’s funeral was very much about her tribute, a coronation is a tribute to an institution rather than a person, which a lot of thoughtful people in this country disagree with,’ Lacey told the BBC. Video below: King, prince greet mourners paying respects to Queen Elizabeth IIWhile most of the coronation ceremony, which has changed little in the past 1,000 years, is expected to remain intact, some of the Tough pumps and circumstances can be cut as Brita grapples with runaway inflation and the fallout from war in Ukraine. Optics are important. “The idea of ​​this very opulent coronation coming after a winter of austerity, cost-of-living crisis, but also, I think, the feeling that having thousands of foreign dignitaries flying in planes gobbling up oil and gasoline or whatever they consume for the coronation of the environmentally-loving monarch – all of these things could sound very awkward,” said Anna Whitelock, professor of modern monarchy history at BBC’s City University of London takes place a few months after the monarch’s accession to the throne, time to mourn his predecessor and organize the event Charles is expected to sign a proclamation officially declaring the date of the ceremony during a meeting of its chief advisers, known as the Privy Council, later this year.

King Charles III will be crowned at Westminster Abbey on May 6 in a ceremony that will embrace the past but look to the modern world after the late Queen Elizabeth II’s 70-year reign.

Tuesday’s announcement from Buckingham Palace comes amid speculation the coronation will be shorter and less extravagant than the three-hour ceremony that installed Elizabeth in 1953, in line with Charles’ plans for a slimmed down monarchy. While the palace provided few details, British media reported that the guest list would be reduced to 2,000 from 8,000.

Charles will be crowned in a solemn religious ceremony led by Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, the palace said in a statement. Camilla, the queen consort, will be crowned alongside her husband.

“The coronation will reflect the role of the monarch today and look to the future, while being rooted in longstanding traditions and pageantry,” the palace said.

Video below: The coin portrait of King Charles III unveiled

Charles will be anointed with holy oil before receiving the orb, scepter and coronation ring. Camilla will also be anointed with holy oil and crowned, as will Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother.

The palace plans the coronation, known as Operation Golden Orb, as Charles and his heir Prince William seek to demonstrate that the monarchy is still relevant in modern, multicultural Britain. While there was widespread reverence for Elizabeth, as evidenced by the tens of thousands of people who waited for hours to file past her coffin, there is no guarantee reverence will transfer to Charles.

Organizers should aim for a ceremony lasting around an hour, in line with last month’s “hugely moving” funeral for the Queen, said royal historian Robert Lacey, author of ‘Majesty: Elizabeth II and the House of Windsor’ .

“It must also be remembered that, while all the reverence and gravity of the Queen’s funeral was very much about her tribute, a coronation is a tribute to an institution rather than a person, with which many people reflect in this country disagrees,’ Lacey told the BBC.

Video below: The King and Prince greet mourners paying tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

While much of the coronation ceremony, which has changed little in the past 1,000 years, is expected to remain intact, some of the more finicky trappings of pomp and circumstance could be cut as Britain struggles against soaring inflation and the fallout from the war in Ukraine. . Optics are important.

“The idea of ​​this very opulent coronation coming after a winter of austerity, cost of living crisis, but also, I think, the feeling that having thousands of foreign dignitaries flying in planes that consume oil and gasoline or whatever they are feasting on the coronation of the environment-loving monarch – all of those things could sound very awkward,” said Anna Whitelock, professor of modern monarchy history at the City University of London, at the BBC.

The ceremony traditionally takes place a few months after the monarch’s accession to the throne, allowing time to mourn his predecessor and organize the event. Charles is expected to sign a proclamation officially declaring the date of the ceremony at a meeting of his top advisers, known as the Privy Council, later this year.

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