King Charles III coronation: Buckingham Palace reveals details of three days of celebrations

King Charles III coronation: Buckingham Palace reveals details of three days of celebrations
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Buckingham Palace Details of King Charles III’s coronation on Saturday will be less extravagant than his mother’s 70 years ago, reflecting the cost-of-living crisis many Britons are enduring.

There will be three days of celebrations with a coronation on May 6, a ‘Coronation Grand Dinner’ and ‘coronation concert’ the following day, and an additional bank holiday on Monday. The public will be invited to join The Big Help Out by volunteering in their communities on the final day.

The coronation will be “a solemn religious service as well as an occasion for celebration and celebration” by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, the palace said.

The palace reiterated that it will “reflect the monarch’s role today and look to the future based on long-standing traditions and performances”.

That line from the palace interpreted Experts hinted that Charles’ coronation would be different and more subdued than his late mother’s 70 years ago, with a shorter ceremony and tweaks to some of the feudal elements of the ritual. Queen Elizabeth’s coronation was the first live televised royal event and lasted three hours.

Queen Elizabeth II was crowned at Westminster Abbey on June 2, 1953.

Charles and his wife, Queen Consort Camilla, will arrive in a cortege from Buckingham Palace, known as the ‘King’s Procession’, to Westminster Abbey and then return in a larger ceremonial procession, known as the ‘Coronation Walk’, accompanied by other members of the royal family. from the royal family.

The King and Queen Consort, along with members of the Royal Family, will appear on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to conclude the day’s events.

Following Prince Andrew’s historic exile from public life following sexual assault allegations and the publication of Prince Harry’s protest memoir, it is unclear which family members will appear in the cortege and balcony at the palace. his family.

“If Harry and Meghan were there, it would help Charles a lot in terms of his image,” royal historian Kate Williams said. He told CNN earlier. “It will look particularly bad for him if his son isn’t there, because of course Harry is still very high on the throne, as are his children.”

Thousands of events are expected to take place across the country the following day, May 7, as part of the Grand Taj Dinner, where as-yet-unnamed “global music icons and contemporary stars” will come together for the Taj Set. The palace informed that the concert was held on the eastern lawn of Windsor Castle.

The concert will be attended by a public audience made up of volunteers from the King and Queen Consort’s charities, as well as several thousand members of the public chosen by a national vote conducted by the BBC.

They will watch “interpretations of musical favorites performed by the world’s greatest entertainers alongside world-class dance performers from a world-class orchestra … and spoken word selections by stars of stage and screen,” the palace said. , added that a series will be released in due course.

King Charles III and the Queen Consort attend a reception at Buckingham Palace on December 6.

A diverse group of British Refugee Choirs, NHS Choirs, LGBTQ+ singing groups and Deaf choirs will form The Coronation Choir and will also perform in concert alongside The Virtual Choir, made up of singers from across the Commonwealth.

As part of the concert, well-known places of the country will be illuminated by means of projections, lasers, drone displays and illuminations.

Festivities will conclude on Bank Holiday Monday with the Big Help, which aims to “bring communities together and create a lasting legacy of volunteering from Coronation Weekend”.

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