As the date of his coronation approaches, Charles III has been preparing physically for several weeks in order to be able to ensure the three days of festivities that await him. A source close to Buckingham revealed in the columns of “The Mirror” the military regime that the monarch is imposing on himself in preparation for the event.
The coronation of Charles III is fast approaching. The eldest son of the late Queen Elizabeth II will be officially crowned king on 6 May in Westminster Abbey in London. The event is already shaping up to be historic, as a ceremony of this magnitude has not taken place since June 1953, the date of Elizabeth II’s coronation, seventy years ago. The festivities, which are expected to attract a large number of admirers of the British royal family, will last three days, during which, in addition to the religious ceremony, there will be a concert by international stars, a “grand coronation lunch” and various neighbourhood parties. There will even be a public holiday on 8 May to allow Britons to take part in voluntary work.
A whole programme, which requires meticulous organisation so that nothing is left to chance. If the organisers are already busy making sure that this operation called “Golden Orb” will run smoothly, Charles III is also on the bridge, less than a month before the big day. At 74, he will be the oldest person to be crowned monarch in the history of the United Kingdom, and the husband of Camilla Parker Bowles is trying to keep himself fit. As reported by The Mirror, sources close to the monarch said he had begun specific physical preparations for his coronation.
Charles III’s impeccable lifestyle
The champion-like routine he has been following for several weeks consists of daily workouts inspired by the 5BX fitness regime devised for the Canadian Air Force in the 1950s. A twelve-minute workout that includes push-ups, sit-ups, back extensions, stretching and running in place. As for his diet, the same sources explained that he followed a balanced diet that allowed him to maintain a weight of about 72 kg. He starts his day with a breakfast of fruit, nuts, seeds, boiled eggs and a cup of tea, then fasts until 5pm, tea time, when he nibbles on sandwiches and cakes while sipping his tea.
Recently, he has also tried to avoid large banquets as much as possible, opting instead for aperitifs when receiving guests or when travelling. It should be noted that the king always travels with his own private chef, to minimise the risk of food poisoning, and with his doctor. “He is very aware that when you reach 75 years of age, you have to do everything you can to maximise your efficiency and health as a representative of the Kingdom,” the source reveals.
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