Prince William will play an important role in planning King Charles’ coronation
Swapped his former Duke of Cambridge title for ‘Party Planner Extraordinary’.
Preparations for The coronation of King Charles III are already well underway past the final milestone date of May 6, 2023. And while many royal staff will play a role in ensuring the ceremony goes as smoothly as possible, there is a major party planner which may have a little more investment in the process: Prince William.
According The mirrorthe king’s eldest son will play a vital role in the coronation planning process – just as his grandfather Prince Phillip did for Queen Elizabeth’s event 70 years prior – and will pay particular attention to ensuring the ceremony is free from any “archaic, feudal, or imperial moments” that would not reflect the Britain of today.
“The planning process will mark the first time an heir will take an active role in a coronation in three generations,” the newspaper reported. While Charles and Queen Elizabeth both attended the coronations of their predecessors, they were only four and 11 years old respectively, leaving them too young to be involved in the planning of the ceremony.
Not only does the planning for the coronation mark a historic moment, but the ceremony itself would be considerably smaller, modernized and shortened, according to the outlet. “Peers may be permitted to wear ballroom attire rather than formal robes,” the publication reported. “Ancient and time-consuming rituals – including the presentation of gold bars to the monarch – should also be removed to save time.”
The idea appears to align with a statement released by Buckingham Palace about the future ceremony late last month, which read: “The coronation will reflect the role of the monarch today and look to the future, while being rooted in longstanding traditions and pageantry.”
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