Charles: The Coronation of King Charles to blend ancient ritual with modern Britain

LONDON: The King’s Coronation Charles will seek to blend the ancient ritual of a ceremony that dates back almost 1,000 years with the modern and more diverse face of Britain and his many denominations, the Order of Service specifies.
Watched by around 100 heads of state and dignitaries, Charles will be crowned on Saturday at Westminster Abbey, which has held every coronation since William the Conqueror in 1066.
The order of service says the coronation rite has been modified over the centuries, adapting to changing needs, and Charles’ ceremony will for the first time include a procession of religious leaders and the involvement of those who “reflect the diversity of the UK”. and its peoples, in stark contrast to what it was seventy years ago”.
Charles, who as monarch is supreme governor of the Church of England and bears the title ‘Defender of the Faith’, has long maintained that he wishes to be a defender of all religions and has often spoken of his commitment to Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Sikhism and others.
According to the order of service, the king will pray for the first time at a coronation “publicly for grace to be ‘a blessing to all…of all creeds and creeds’.”
He also notes that those presenting the historic regalia to the King, including scepters and maces, a ring and a spoon, “will reflect the diversity of the United Kingdom and its peoples, in stark contrast to seventy years ago. years”.
The king’s love for nature will also be reflected in his wife’s clothes, Queen Camilla, who will also be crowned. Her dress will feature bees, a beetle, and a number of plants.


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