officials forced to get tough after hundreds demand role in ceremony

Dr George Gross, visiting research fellow in theology at King’s College London and a co-founder of the British Coronations Project with Dr David J Crankshaw, said: “Just because a role was filled at a previous coronation does not mean that it will automatically continue . If a family line has died out altogether, the role … Read more

King Charles puts refugees and NHS at heart of various Coronation

The Royal family will appear on the palace balcony to wave to the many thousands expected to line the Mall to witness the historic occasion. On Sunday May 7, a Coronation Concert will be held at Windsor Castle, featuring “global music icons and contemporary stars”. The event will be broadcast live on the BBC. Several … Read more

Christmas is the season to be merry, however much we have lost

I was struck when I was posting my Christmas cards – ever the optimist, given the mail strike – that our stamps still have the late Queen’s head on them, even the ones specially printed for the festive season. Our coins still have her face embossed on them, and she continues to look out at … Read more

Archbishop of Canterbury reveals ‘nightmares’ ahead of King’s Coronation

The Archbishop of Canterbury has said that he is already having “nightmares” ahead of the King’s coronation next year. On May 6, Justin Welby will become the first archbishop in 70 years to crown the monarch, and he has described how he is feeling ahead of the event, which is expected to be watched by … Read more

Bank holiday for King Charles III coronation will not stifle growth

Royal and military sources said that early June remained the preferred date for the King’s coronation, with Friday, June 2nd – the late Queen’s own date in 1953 – widely rumored to be under consideration. Her coronation was on a Tuesday, with a bank holiday granted so that her people could celebrate on the streets … Read more

King Charles plans low-profile, low-carbon coronation

The same source added: “The King, as well as his religious and state advisers, will be very aware that the coronation will be coming off the back of a very difficult winter for people and they will not want the event to be discordant with the mood of the nation. “The King is by nature … Read more