Buckingham Palace revealed new details of King Charles III’s coronation ceremony

Buckingham Palace has revealed new details of King Charles III’s coronation ceremony. (Yui Mok/AP) (Yui Mok/)

He King Charles III plans to take a shortcut and a smoother ride to the westminster abbey for her coronation, cutting through the procession route her mother took in 1953given that aspire to a more modest event that will include some modern touches, said Sunday the Buckingham Palace.

The low-key ceremony on May 6 will continue to be steeped in ancient traditions and adorned with the regal ornaments of the Crown jewelsbut it will also have its own emoji, reflecting the first British coronation of the social media era. the queen’s Isabel II it was the first televised coronation 70 years ago.

In a break with tradition, Charles and Camilla, the Queen Consort, will depart Buckingham Palace in the horse-drawn, black-gold Diamond Jubilee State Coach built for Elizabeth’s 60th birthday. It has heating, air conditioning, electric windows and a suspension system that will make the trip more comfortable than that of her mother during her enthronement.

The route, 2 kilometers long, is somewhat shorter than the one that Isabel made to the royal church. The procession will go through Admiralty Archby trafalgar square and a statue of Carlos Ithe monarch beheaded in 1649, and by the chambers of the Parliament before arriving for the church service at 11 in the morning.

Coronation ceremony of King Carlos III
Carlos and Camilla will leave Buckingham Palace in the Diamond Jubilee State Coach. (Yui Mok/PA via AP) (Yui Mok/)

Although Carlos wants to show that the monarchy is still relevant in the Britain modern and multicultural, has said he plans to slim down the institution. The coronation is expected to reflect this with a shorter and less extravagant ceremony than the three-hour service with which Elizabeth II was installed.

However, the coronation of Carlos and Camilla It will include a large part of the valuable ornaments used for centuries, as five symbolic swords, two sceptres and the Ring of the Sovereignsapphire with a ruby ​​cross set with diamonds.

Camilla, who will wear the Crown of Queen Mary, will hold a controversial ivory sceptre. Britain has a near-total ban on trading in elephant ivory products and the Prince Guillermoheir to the throne, has campaigned against the illegal trade in animal parts.

During the solemn ceremony led by Justin WelbyArchbishop of canterburyCarlos will be crowned king with the St Edward’s Crownthe centerpiece of the Crown Jewels viewed by millions at the Tower of London each year.

The crown, which is inspired by the coronation emoji, is set in a 5-pound solid gold setting with rubies, amethysts, sapphires, garnets, topazes, and tourmalines, and wears a purple velvet skullcap and ermine sash. She wore it to Elizabeth during her coronation and it has been redesigned for her son.

Coronation ceremony of King Carlos III
The ceremony will feature its own emoji, reflecting the first British coronation of the social media age. (Buckingham Palace via AP)

At the end of the ceremony, Carlos will change into the lighter Imperial State Crown for the procession back to the palace.

Unlike the 5-mile drive Elizabeth and her husband Prince Philip took through London in 1953, Charles and Camilla will return the way they came, but in a 260-year-old carriage used at every coronation since William IV’s. in 1831.

He Gold State Coachwhich weighs 4,000 kilos and is pulled by eight horses, is known for its toughness.

Elizabeth described it as “horrible”, Queen Victoria complained of its “angsty swaying” and William IV – known as the Sailor King – said it was like “being on board a tossing ship in rough seas”.

“When you follow it, you can hear it creak and it sounds like an old galleon running,” says Martin Oates, who helped restore it and is trailing behind. “It’s not exactly a washing machine, but while other vehicles go back and forth, this one moves from side to side.”

Coronation ceremony of King Carlos III
The Gold State Coach, which weighs 9,000 pounds and is pulled by eight horses, is known for its toughness. (Yui Mok/PA via AP) (Yui Mok/)

The golden chariot is so heavy that it can only move at the pace of a man. In this way, people will have more time to see the newly crowned.

Military troops on parade will salute the King and Queen in Buckingham Palace Gardens, followed by three cheers from service members.

(With information from AP)

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