Friday, March 31, 2023

The Kingdom of Great Britain completes preparations for the coronation of Charles III

On the sixth of May, in the ceremonies of Westminster Abbey, King Charles III will be crowned together with Camilla, the Queen’s consort, in which will be the consummation of the so-called ‘Golden Orb’, an operation that has been prepared for years and times. which keeps practices alive that have remained largely the same for thousands of years. William the Conqueror was the first to be crowned Monarch there, and Charles III, number 40.

However, Carlos III wants to breathe new life into the event, in which, while he swears to serve his nation until death, he also becomes the head of the Church of England. According to Buckingham Palace, the office, which will be “led by the Archbishop of Canterbury, will reflect on the role of the Monarch today and look to the future, while being rooted in ancient traditions and performances.”

Carlos automatically became king the moment his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, died on September 8 last year. Two days later, the official accession to the throne took place in a ceremony held at St. James’s Palace in central London, where the Council of Ascension, which has some 700 members, was announced and sworn in at a ceremony that, as coronation, televised

Then the first public message came from the balcony of the Court of St. James’s Palace, from the Prince of the Garter to the King’s Arms, accompanied by brass players playing with ambition. In addition, the words “Hail the King” sounded in the national anthem and not “Hail the Queen”, which happened in the seventy-second year of the reign of Elizabeth II.

But the truly symbolic moment of the accession to the throne will be the coronation, which, although keeping the traditions, will be slightly different from the mother’s.

And it happened that if in the ceremonies of Queen Elizabeth II, in 1953, more than 8,000 guests participated, in her son it is expected that there will be about 2,200, the usual capacity of the Abbey, which was closed seventy years ago. for five months to put extra seats. Isabella II was more magnificent, with a procession that had 16,000 participants, numbers not contemplated on this occasion.

These events will be celebrated throughout the weekend, and one of the most important is the concert that will take place throughout the day, on Sunday the 7th, at Windsor Castle. Although the King personally chose the music for the coronation ceremony, which included, among other things, a hymn specially created for the occasion by the famous Andrew Lloyd Webber, he had less luck, but now, with the concert poster.

he was deluded by the music

On stage, in theory, the big stars will pass, but some iconic figures, including John Elton, who performed “Candle in the Wind” at Princess Diana’s funeral, have said they will not sing for the new Monarch. The Spice Girls, Adele, Harry Styles and Ed Sheeran are some of the artists who gave the opportunity to perform even at the historic event, all bringing scheduling issues, which was a disadvantage to organize.

Those who will attend, in addition to the royal family, will be the Prime Minister Rishi Sunak; representatives of the Houses of Parliament, heads of state and other royal members around the world, although there is a controversy about the presence of Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle, who still do not know if they will participate and, if so, under what conditions.

According to the Redfield and Wilton polls, 43 percent of Britons believe that Charles III has been a “good king” so far.

A special mention must be made of Prince William, heir to the kingdom, and his wife Catherine, Prince of Wales, whose leader is popular with the public, who also evaluates the new king positively. These polls, including one in Redfield and Wilton last week, show that about 43 percent of the public thinks that Carlos III has been a “good king” so far, compared to just 42 percent. who answered “I don’t know”, but almost three times higher than those who answered “no”. Some 61 percent said their opinion of the Monarch had not changed since September, while 30 percent who said their opinion had, 24 percent said they now have a more positive view.

With less than two months to go before the historic event, information about guests and other individuals, including press credentials, is being released in spades from Buckingham Palace, even though the coronation is a state event and therefore paid for by the government. According to the aforementioned survey, 39 percent of viewers will watch it on television, while 27 percent said they would not.

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