To the beat of his coronation King Charles III the whole of Britain is moving, as it is a ceremony that takes place for the first time after 70 years and will attract the attention of the whole world.
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1. Identification. At this stage Charles will stand by the Coronation Chair and the Archbishop of Canterbury will introduce him to those present, who will exclaim “God save King Charles!”. The Coronation Chair is made of oak and extremely fragile since its age exceeds 700 years!
2. Oath. Charles will take an oath to the Church of England and the Law as the Archbishop asks him 4 questions to which the king answers affirming his faith in the Protestant religion.
3. Anointing. Charles takes off his ceremonial cassock, sits in the Coronation Chair, and the Archbishop anoints him with the holy oil that has traveled months earlier from Jerusalem. This is a private moment that the cameras won’t capture. The same had happened at Elizabeth’s coronation in 1953.
4. Ascension. The king will be given two scepters and an orb. These are the Sovereign’s scepter with the dove, which symbolizes the spiritual role of the monarch, and the Sovereign’s scepter with the cross, which symbolizes the king’s temporal authority and good governance. The sphere symbolizes religious and moral authority. The Coronation ring will also be placed on Charles’ finger. When all the jewels have been worn by the monarch, the Archbishop will place the crown of Saint Edward on Charles’ head.
5. Enthronement. During the enthronement, the Archbishop addressing the new king says: “May the same God whose throne is eternal preserve your throne with virtue, which will be stable for eternity…”.
6. Price Tax. It is a historical process in which blood princes and princesses, the Archbishop and prominent nobles kneel before the monarch and declare their allegiance to him. During the coronation ceremony of Charles, the process will begin with a tribute to the Church, then to the royal blood (with Prince William as the protagonist of the ceremony) and then anyone in the audience can participate in the ceremony.
9:15 – 10:30 am: The first guests of the ceremony will begin to arrive at security checkpoints located next to Parliament in Victoria Tower Gardens. These include over 850 community and charity representatives from across the UK and around 450 invited guests, who have received a British Empire Medal in recognition of their contribution.
11 am: The priests, the choir will take their place inside the Abbey.
11:30 am – 12:45 p.m.: Heads of state, government ministers, former prime ministers, kings of other states and members of the royal family will arrive at the Abbey.
11:45 am: The Cavalry begins to prepare to escort the procession from Buckingham Palace.
12:20 p.m.: The procession with the King and Queen leaves the Palace for the Abbey.
12:53 PM: The king and the royal consort will arrive at Westminster Abbey.
1:00 pm: King Charles III and his wife enter Westminster Abbey through the Great West Gate and the ceremony begins.
2:00 PM: A king is crowned. The Archbishop of Canterbury will crown King Charles III with the Crown of St. Edward. This is a crown made in 1660 and weighs 2.27 kilograms. Trumpets will immediately sound and military guns across the UK will fire into the air, hailing the king’s coronation.
3:00 p.m.: The ritual is completed and the Coronation Procession begins from the Abbey to the Palace this time. Other members of the royal family will also participate in this procession.
3:33 PM: The King and his wife will arrive at Buckingham Palace through the Main Gate.
3:45 pm: The king and his wife will proceed to the Palace Gardens, where they will be saluted by military leaders.
4:15 p.m.: The king, royal consort and members of the royal family will appear on the Palace balcony to greet the crowd and watch the planned air displays. The Palace has not announced who exactly will appear on the balcony. It is most likely that only the working members of the royal family will come out.
The guests and the Greek delegation
Invitations of guests to the spectacular ceremony have been sent out for months.
As has been announced, the coronation of King Charles will be closely watched by 2,000 people, from royal families and heads of state, to celebitieswhile 450 will be ordinary citizens and employees of the Palace.
Among the attendees will be:
-Prince Albert Princess Charlene, of Monaco.
-Crown to the throne Akishino and Crown Princess Kiko, of Japan.
-Prince Frederik and Princess Maria of Denmark.
-King Carl XVI Gustav and Crown Princess Victoria, of Sweden.
-King Felipe and Queen Letizia, of Spain.
-Crown to the throne Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit, of Norway.
-Grand Duke Henry and Grand Duchess Maria Theresa, of Luxembourg.
-Anna-Marie, Pavlos and Marie-Sadal from Greece.
-King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands.
-King Tuheitia and Makau Ariki Atawhai, Maori kings
-Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Rishi Sunak and his wife Akshata Murthy, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and his wife.
-First Minister of Scotland, Humza Yousaf
-Foreign heads of state with representatives from the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, France, Germany, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Cyprus, Malta and many more countries.
The leaders who will present
The President of the Hellenic Republic, Katerina Sakellaropoulou, will go to Londonto attend the coronation ceremony of the United Kingdom’s King Charles III and Queen Camilla.
-Andrzej Duda, president of Poland
-Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Louise Araneta-Marcos, president and first lady of the Philippines
–President Joe Biden will not be in attendancebut First Lady Jill Biden will lead the US delegation at the coronation.
-Prime Minister Chris Hipkins and Governor-General Dame Cindy Kiro of New Zealand
The celebrities who will attend
-David and Victoria Beckham
– Rowan Atkinson
– Bear Grylls
In addition, the Coronation ceremony will also be closely watched by 450 COVID heroes and key workers at the Palace.
According to ERT, the guest list includes, among others 13-year-old Max Wooseywho slept in a tent at his home for three years to raise money for his grandmother’s hospice during the pandemicas well as him Manju Malhi, a professional chef who offered cooking classes remotely during the lockdown.
“Lobster” London with almost 30,000 police officers
British security forces are prepared for the coronation of King Charles III, while British police will deploy 11,500 men on the streets of London.
Alongside, Railings have already been installed on the streets that the royal couple will pass through.
Source: News Beast
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