King Charles wants a smaller and cheaper coronation ceremony than his mother.
Eva Deschamps / September 21, 2022
King Charles III wants a light-hearted coronation next spring to reflect his new monarchy, and he may choose to do so on the 70th anniversary of his mother's coronation, the Daily Mail reported this morning.
The new monarch, who has spent the last 12 days leading the nation while respecting a mourning period for the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, is reportedly thinking of holding his coronation ceremony on June 2 next year.
"Operation Golden Orb", which is the name given to the planning of Charles' coronation, is already underway and the new king is expected to see it as an opportunity to make his mark on the monarchy and have his personality reflected in it.
Sources revealed that the ceremony is expected to be "shorter, smaller and less expensive" than his mother's, which took place in 1953.
It would be an opportunity for the king to show the public a glimpse of his vision of a "lean monarchy," while taking into account the current cost of living crisis.
While the traditional aspects of the ceremony are expected to remain unchanged, it is believed that the king will try to celebrate and "protect the diversity" of the U.K. by inviting members of different faiths, including Christians, Muslims, Jews, Hindus and Buddhists as part of the congregation.
No plans are expected to be announced in the next few days, however. The King and his family flew to Balmoral for a period of private mourning following the death of Queen Elizabeth II on September 8.
Since his death, Charles has attended many royal functions in his role as the new king, visiting the four nations of the United Kingdom, hosting world leaders at Buckingham Palace and leading his family in funerals.