On Wednesday, October 5, Bloomberg announced that the coronation of Charles III would take place on June 3, 2023.
Bukingham Palace reacted to the announcement, saying the date was “pure speculation”.
The date for the coronation of King Charles III has not yet been officially set.
It was the announcement that everyone was waiting for. This Wednesday, October 5, the Bloomberg television channel announced that the coronation of King Charles III would take place on June 3, 2023, almost 70 years to the day after that of his mother and predecessor, Queen Elizabeth II. It only took a few seconds for the news to go around the world. However, if we are to believe Buckingham Palace today, the date of June 3, 2023 is not official.
In the columns of The Daily Mirror, a spokesperson for Buckingham Palace indicated that any announcement of the date of the coronation of King Charles III was only “pure speculation”. For the time being, nothing says that the new sovereign will be crowned on June 3, 2023, or even that the coronation will take place during the year 2023. Indeed, Elizabeth II had been crowned on June 2, 1953, sixteen months after his accession to the throne, on February 6, 1952. If the preparations for the coronation of King Charles III were to extend over a similar period, it could take place only in 2024.
As tradition dictates, the coronation of King Charles III will be held at Westminster Abbey in London. During an Anglican religious ceremony, the Archbishop of Canterbury will place St Edward’s Crown, dated 1661, on the head of Elizabeth II’s successor. The sovereign will then take an oath before God, before his kingdom and before the whole world, before receiving the symbols of his new title: the royal scepter and orb. Note that King Charles III has already announced that the ceremony would be shorter, less lavish and above all less expensive than that organized in 1953 for the coronation of his mother. At the time, the coronation of Elizabeth II cost £1.57 million, a sum equivalent to £46 million today.
Charles III already “king of the people”
Although he is not yet crowned, King Charles III is already making his way in his mother’s footsteps. Earlier this week, the ruler was dubbed “the king of the people” after a touching public exchange with DJ Shahid Khan (Naughty Boy) about his 68-year-old mother, Zahida. While the king was attending a reception at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, with his wife Camilla, the 37-year-old musician confided in him: “My mother is in hospital at the moment, he said. he declared, and she told me to tell the king that he would always have a mother in her because she loves the royal family.” Touched, King Charles III replied to express his affection to his mother.
“It was nice because it was human, and I really, really find that this king is a king of the people” ¸ reacted Shahid Khan after his exchange with the sovereign. It’s very obvious. And that’s what the country needs right now.” Beautiful words, which prove that the United Kingdom has already adopted its new king, coronation or not.
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