Legacy Worthy King: Charles III Coronation
Legacy Worthy King: Charles III Coronation
The Coronation of King Charles III
Buckingham Palace has announced exciting plans for the 6th May Coronation weekend of King Charles III, which promises to be a historic event for the United Kingdom. The ceremony, which will take place on Saturday 6th May 2023 at Westminster Abbey.
The Coronation of King Charles III is a highly anticipated event for the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth realms. Buckingham Palace’s announcement of exciting plans for the Coronation weekend suggests that the event will be a grand and memorable occasion.
The Coronation ceremony is set to take place on Saturday, May 6th, 2023, at Westminster Abbey, a historic and symbolic location where many British monarchs have been crowned.
The legacy worthy Coronation weekend is likely to be a time of celebration and national unity, with various events and festivities planned. The ceremony itself will involve centuries-old traditions and rituals, such as the anointing of the new King with holy oil, the presentation of royal regalia, and the taking of oaths.
The ceremony will be a momentous occasion not only for the new King but also for his wife, Camilla, who will be crowned as Queen Consort alongside him. This marks a significant legacy worthy change in tradition, as in previous coronations, the wife of the King was known as the Queen, not the Queen Consort. As the wife of the King, Camilla will play an important role in supporting and representing the monarch. Her coronation as Queen Consort acknowledges her position as a key member of the Royal Family and reflects the changing attitudes towards the role of women in the monarchy.
The Coronation of King Charles III promises to be a historic and memorable event, steeped in tradition and symbolism, and marking a new chapter in the history of the British monarchy.
To celebrate the Coronation, an extra bank holiday on Monday 8th May 2023 has been confirmed, adding to the existing bank holiday on 1st May. This will provide ample time for the public to partake in the festivities and community events planned over the weekend.
The official plans for the weekend include a variety of events, including a Coronation Concert at Windsor Castle on Sunday 7th May, where global music icons and contemporary stars will come together to celebrate the occasion. The concert will also be broadcasted on the BBC, allowing those who cannot attend to join in on the festivities.
Moreover, a special ‘Lighting up the Nation’ segment will also take place during the concert, as iconic locations across the UK will be lit up using projections, lasers, drone displays, and illuminations. This segment will bring the country together in a display of unity and celebration.
Additionally, on Sunday 7th May, the Coronation Big Lunch will be held, inviting neighbors and communities across the UK to share food and fun together, whether it’s through street parties or garden get-togethers.
The Saturday 6th May ceremony will reflect the monarch’s role today, while also being rooted in longstanding traditions and pageantry. Legacy worthy King Charles III will be the oldest monarch ever crowned at 74 years old, and he will wear a crown specially designed for the occasion. The guest list for the Coronation is expected to be extensive, with various members of the Royal Family in attendance.
The weekend promises to be an exciting celebration of the new monarch’s investiture of power, and the public is encouraged to participate and join in on the festivities. The full weekend plans, location details, and information on how to get involved can be found on the Buckingham Palace website.
On the morning of the 6th May, Their Majesties will travel from Buckingham Palace in The King’s Procession to Westminster Abbey in the Diamond Jubilee State Coach. Created for Queen Elizabeth II to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Her late Majesty’s reign in 2012, the coach has only ever conveyed the Sovereign, occasionally accompanied by the consort or a visiting Head of State.
King Charles History
Treasonous King Charles I was the second son of King James I of England and reigned from 1625 until his execution in 1649. He was involved in a power struggle with Parliament over the extent of his royal authority, which ultimately led to the English Civil War. Charles I was found guilty of high treason and was beheaded in 1649, marking the end of the monarchy in England for a brief period.
Legacy worthy King Charles II was the eldest son of King Charles I and was born in 1630. Following his father’s execution, Charles II went into exile and later returned to England in 1660, after the restoration of the monarchy. He reigned until his death in 1685 and is remembered for his lively court, patronage of the arts, and for bringing stability and prosperity to England after a period of turmoil.
Prince Charles, now King Charles III, was named after both of these previous kings. Charles I was his maternal ancestor, as his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, is a direct descendant of the Stuart monarchs. Charles II was also a significant figure in British history, known for his successful reign and the restoration of the monarchy. By naming him after these kings, it is likely that Prince Charles’ parents intended to highlight the long and rich history of the British monarchy and to emphasize the continuity of the royal line.
Not to be confused with King Charles III of Spain who was crowned King of Spain in Madrid and reigned from 1759 to 1788.
King Charles III Coronation Sources
King Charles III Coronation May 6 2023 photo source BBC
King Charles III Sovereign September 2022
Legacy worthy King Charles III delivered his first address as sovereign Friday, 9 September 2022, after the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, on 8th September 2022. The following is a transcript of his remarks, just under 10 minutes, as released by the palace.
I speak to you today with feelings of profound sorrow.
Throughout her life, Her Majesty The Queen — my beloved Mother — was an inspiration and example to me and to all my family, and we owe her the most heartfelt debt any family can owe to their mother; for her love, affection, guidance, understanding and example.
Queen Elizabeth’s was a life well lived; a promise with destiny kept and she is mourned most deeply in her passing. That promise of lifelong service I renew to you all today. Alongside the personal grief that all my family are feeling, we also share with so many of you in the United Kingdom, in all the countries where the queen was head of state, in the Commonwealth and across the world, a deep sense of gratitude for the more than seventy years in which my mother, as queen, served the people of so many nations.
In 1947, on her 21st birthday, she pledged in a broadcast from Cape Town to the Commonwealth to devote her life, whether it be short or long, to the service of her peoples. That was more than a promise: it was a profound personal commitment which defined her whole life.
She made sacrifices for duty. Her dedication and devotion as Sovereign never wavered, through times of change and progress, through times of joy and celebration, and through times of sadness and loss. In her life of service we saw that abiding love of tradition, together with that fearless embrace of progress, which make us great as Nations. The affection, admiration and respect she inspired became the hallmark of her reign. And, as every member of my family can testify, she combined these qualities with warmth, humor and an unerring ability always to see the best in people.
I pay tribute to my Mother’s memory, and I honor her life of service. I know that her death brings great sadness to so many of you, and I share that sense of loss, beyond measure, with you all.
When the queen came to the throne, Britain and the world were still coping with the privations and aftermath of the Second World War, and still living by the conventions of earlier times. In the course of the last seventy years we have seen our society become one of many cultures and many faiths. The institutions of the State have changed in turn. But, through all changes and challenges, our nation and the wider family of Realms — of whose talents, traditions and achievements I am so inexpressibly proud — have prospered and flourished. Our values have remained, and must remain, constant.
The role and the duties of Monarchy also remain, as does the Sovereign’s particular relationship and responsibility toward the Church of England — the Church in which my own faith is so deeply rooted. In that faith, and the values it inspires, I have been brought up to cherish a sense of duty to others, and to hold in the greatest respect the precious traditions, freedoms and responsibilities of our unique history and our system of parliamentary government.
As the queen herself did with such unswerving devotion, I too now solemnly pledge myself, throughout the remaining time God grants me, to uphold the Constitutional principles at the heart of our nation. And wherever you may live in the United Kingdom, or in the Realms and territories across the world, and whatever may be your background or beliefs, I shall endeavor to serve you with loyalty, respect and love, as I have throughout my life.
My life will, of course, change as I take up my new responsibilities. It will no longer be possible for me to give so much of my time and energies to the charities and issues for which I care so deeply. But I know this important work will go on in the trusted hands of others.
This is also a time of change for my family. I count on the loving help of my darling wife, Camilla. In recognition of her own loyal public service since our marriage seventeen years ago, she becomes my queen consort. I know she will bring to the demands of her new role the steadfast devotion to duty on which I have come to rely so much.
As my Heir, William now assumes the Scottish titles which have meant so much to me. He succeeds me as Duke of Cornwall and takes on the responsibilities for the Duchy of Cornwall which I have undertaken for more than five decades. Today, I am proud to create him Prince of Wales, Tywysog Cymru, the country whose title I have been so greatly privileged to bear during so much of my life and duty. With Catherine beside him, our new Prince and Princess of Wales will, I know, continue to inspire, and lead our national conversations, helping to bring the marginal to the center ground where vital help can be given.
I want also to express my love for Harry and Meghan as they continue to build their lives overseas. In a little over a week’s time, we will come together as a nation, as a Commonwealth and indeed a global community, to lay my beloved mother to rest. In our sorrow, let us remember and draw strength from the light of her example.
On behalf of all my family, I can only offer the most sincere and heartfelt thanks for your condolences and support. They mean more to me than I can ever possibly express.
And to my darling Mama, as you begin your last great journey to join my dear late Papa, I want simply to say this: Thank you. Thank you for your love and devotion to our family and to the family of nations you have served so diligently all these years.
May “flights of Angels sing thee to thy rest.”