The coronation of King Charles III and his wife Camilla, held on 6 May at Westminster Abbey, once again exemplified the mastery with which the United Kingdom is able to organize large-scale as well as majestic events, demonstrating its love for the British. tradition and some of the most representative symbols of their Old Kingdom.
The thousand-year ceremony at the Anglican Temple that Saturday, as well as the carriage parade culminating in the presence of the sovereign and queen on the main balcony of Buckingham Palace, were the most formal and solemn elements in history. A week full of weekend activities. On Sunday, however, the royal household wanted to show it also knew how to adapt to new times and, led by Prince of Wales William, staged a spectacular concert to honor the monarch.
Performances from artists as diverse as Katy Perry and Lionel Richie delighted the multi-generational public gathered around Windsor Castle: a small sample of the very different sensibilities the royal house must appeal to to maintain its popularity in the 21st century in, but without sacrificing its essence.
Some of the initiatives introduced to reduce the coronation budget and make it more sustainable, such as a significant reduction in the number of guests, setting a limit of 1,000 people, and recycling materials from previous entourages, were directly attributed to Carlos. . However, the weekly Sunday Times has now revealed Prince William’s key role in updating the splendor and making it more attractive. As if that weren’t enough, the Prince of Wales has reportedly taken the opportunity to start planning his ceremony.
A source at Kensington Palace, the official residence of William and his wife Catherine, has told the media the prince is willing to make an abrupt break with the past so the monarchy can properly “evolve”, especially within two decades of parliamentary society. Has viewed the monarchy as “modern and relevant”. To begin with, the future king would remove from the religious service an appeal by the Archbishop of Canterbury so that all citizens could express their loyalty to the sovereign without hesitation.
“His coronation is not going to follow that line in any way. The Prince knows that in 20 years, or whenever his time comes, the coronation ceremony will need to be more modern and unite the nation and the Commonwealth.” The key is: How do we make her coronation relevant in the future? I think her coronation is going to be very different,” the insider explained.
Although the coronation of Carlos III was a complete success, no one is unaware that the monarchy has not stopped losing civilian support over the past ten years. In the summer of 2012, when the late Elizabeth II celebrated her 60th year on the throne, 62% of Britons defended the institution’s usefulness and necessity. This very favorable opinion is now shared by only 58% of the population, according to the latest poll data from public body YouGov.