His Majesty The King is planning a “less expensive, shorter and smaller” Coronation than that of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, amid the ongoing cost of living crisis in the United Kingdom. According to the Daily Mirror, The King wants to acknowledge the plight than many Britons are facing and also plans for a “slimmed down, working Monarchy” in recognition of this also.
A source told the Daily Mirror, “The King is very aware of the struggles felt by modern Britons so will see his wishes carried through that although his coronation ceremony should stay right and true to the long-held traditions of the past, it should also be representative of a monarchy in a modern world.”
A date for King Charles III’s Coronation has not yet been announced however it is widely believed it will be held in either May or June 2023. Many are speculating that Charles may honour Queen Elizabeth II by holding his Coronation on 2nd June, the date of Her Late Majesty’s Coronation in 1953.
King Charles is also supportive of a “slimmed down, working monarchy”, a move which is strongly supported by the British public. In a poll conducted by the Daily Express, 65% of participants supported a slimmed down monarchy while only 7% opposed the idea. It is reported that working members of The Royal Family could be cut to just seven – The King and Queen, The Prince and Princess of Wales, The Princess Royal and the Earl and Countess of Wessex.
Following the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, King Charles and the Queen Consort flew back to Scotland to grieve privately, before royal mourning concludes next week.