King Charles Coronation Date has been announced.
The new monarch will be officially crowned in what is expected to be a scaled-back version of the ancient ceremony conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury at Westminster Abbey.
King Charles, 73, is said to want a more modest affair than is tradition with the event being cut down to less than an hour, the guest list slashed by three-quarters and a less formal dress code.
‘The Coronation will reflect the monarch’s role today and look towards the future while being rooted in longstanding traditions and pageantry,’ the Palace confirmed as it revealed the date.
The announcement comes amid much speculation that the momentous occasion is being slimmed down amid the cost of the living crisis to make way for a more streamlined, modern monarchy.
Palace insiders said that while the Coronation will include the same core elements of the traditional ceremony which has retained a similar structure for more than 1,000 years, it would recognise the ‘spirit of our times.
It is expected to be much ‘smaller and simpler than the three-hour spectacle of the late Queen’s momentous Coronation in 1953.
Charles, then Prince of Wales, at the ceremonial state opening of Parliament at the Palace of Westminster on May 10, 2022
Palace insiders said that while the Coronation will include the same core elements of the traditional ceremony which has retained a similar structure for more than 1,000 years, it would recognise the ‘spirit of our times’. It is expected to be much ‘smaller and simpler’ than the three-hour spectacle of the late Queen’s momentous Coronation in 1953 (Pictured: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in her coronation dress and Robe of Estate holding the spectre and orb and and wearing the Imperial State Crown)
The Gold State Coach is seen on The Mall during the Platinum Jubilee Pageant in front of Buckingham Palace on June 5, 2022
Queen Elizabeth II receives the homage of her husband Prince Philip at her coronation in Westminster Abbey on June 2, 1953
Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh wave from Buckingham Palace on June 2, 1953 after her coronation in London
Royal fans wait on The Mall in London in the rain on June 1, 1953 for an all-night vigil ahead of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation
Prince Charles looks solemn as he stands chin on hand between the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret in the Royal Box at Westminster Abbey, from where he saw Queen Elizabeth II crowned on June 2, 1953