By Cécile D. Posted on October 11, 2022 at 21.29.
Elisabeth II died on 8 September 2022, her son Charles takes over. When will King Charles III be officially crowned?
The queen is dead, long live the king! Elizabeth II died at her castle in Scotland, surrounded by her family, on 8 September 2022. Her eldest son, Charles, is now the new King of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth.
that King Charles III (according to the name he chose himself), was official proclaimed king on Saturday 10 September during Member council. This ceremony takes place at St James’s Palacethe oldest royal palace in the United Kingdom, in the presence of Privy Councillors, dignitaries, state officers, members of the House of Lords, the Lord Mayor of London, Commonwealth High Commissioners and several other persons of interest.
The Lord President announces the Queen’s death, then the Secretary reads the text proclamation. The name of the heir to the throne is then announced and the proclamation is signed. The new monarch then borrows oath.
This official ceremony makes it possible to make the identity of the new sovereign known. However, it does not replace it coronation ceremony. The latter often takes place several months after the service.
Take effect, Elizabeth II acceded to the throne in February 1952, but was not crowned until June 1953. Likewise George VI became king in December 1936, but was not crowned until May 1937. It is therefore likely that we will have to wait several more months before we see Charles III crowned.
The official period grief national ended on September 27. However, Charles III is not yet expected to wear the crown until next summer. Rumors announced a coronation ceremony for June 2, 2023, the same date as his mother, 70 years later. An official statement from Buckingham Palacereleased on October 11, indicates that the coronation will finally take place on 6 May 2023. Queen consort Camilla will also be crowned at this ceremony.
The coronation will take place atWestminster Abbey, in London, and is headed by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the statement said. “ The coronation will reflect the monarch’s role today and in the years to come, while at the same time building on long traditions and decorations “Adding the palace.
If we don’t yet know all the details of this event, we know that this coronation should be more modern, shorter, cheaper, less extravagant than the late Elizabeth II. Charles III would have expressed his desire to see more representatives of the various religious and ethnic groups of the country during his coronation, to best reflect current British society. Due to the new sovereign’s already advanced age (73), the ceremony should last less than three hours.
All the details of this coronation have been discussed and updated regularly for several years already, so every eventuality is anticipated. The code name for this project isOperation Golden Orb.
Operation Golden Orb
For 900 years, every coronation has taken place atWestminster Abbeyand led by I’Archbishop of CanterburyHead ofChurch of England.
This ceremony is very codified. The Sovereign wears various outfits, from the Purple Tunic to the Robe of Parliament and the Veiled Tunic. The king receivesanointing and blessing of the archbishop, then he gives it to him symbols of power (the royal globe, the ring representing the marriage to the nation, the scepter and the dove).
Finally crown of st edward is placed on the monarch’s head. The congregation shouts “God save the king” and the church representatives swear their loyalty to the new sovereign.
The coronation is a state ceremony: the government pays for this celebration, and decides on the list of Guests, explain BBC. The royal family, international leaders, Commonwealth officials, British celebrities and dignitaries are usually invited.
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