While King Charles III of England will officially be crowned in a grand ceremony, which will take place on May 6, 2023, the preparation for this event began long before the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
The eldest son of the late Queen Elizabeth II, King Charles III was destined to ascend the throne of England since his birth. However, due to the exceptional longevity of his mother, the crown prince had to be patient before finally being proclaimed monarch of the United Kingdom. As a reminder, Elizabeth II succeeded her father, King George VI, following his death in 1952. She became the Queen of England when she was only 25 years old. Over the years, Elizabeth II has become an extremely popular sovereign among British citizens.
Having celebrated her Platinum Jubilee in June 2022, the Queen of England has spent 70 years on the throne, which is a record in the history of the British royal family. Sadly, Elizabeth II passed away at the age of 96 on Thursday, September 8, 2023. The very next day, Prince Charles was proclaimed the new King of England at the age of 73, which is also a record in the history of the UK monarchy. Taking the decision to reign as Charles III, he will be officially crowned King of England on May 6, 2023, during a grand ceremony in London. A global event whose preparations began long before the death of Elizabeth II.
Coronation of Charles III: an event in preparation for many years
Indeed, the employees who ensure the functioning of Buckingham Palace, called “courtiers” in England, have been working on the coronation of Charles III for many years. As a proof, they use the following code name: “Operation Golden Orb“, when they talk about this event. For the anecdote, this famous code name was revealed by mistake in 2016. In January 2023, Buckingham Palace had announced that the coronation of the new King of England will be an event that will last for a long weekend. While the coronation itself is scheduled for Saturday, May 6, 2023, street parties will take place the following day in the form of communal picnics, while a concert featuring several celebrities will take place during the evening. However, many artists have already declined Buckingham Palace’s invitation.
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