What is planned for King Charles III’s coronation?
02 May 2023 | 1:43 pm
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King Charles III is so far enjoying a "remarkable upsurge in public support" after his mother’s death, but it remains to be seen whether this will last. That's the view of Sean Lang, a senior lecturer in history at Anglia Ruskin University, who specialises in the history of the British Empire. He added that there may be a "snowball effect" if one or more countries decide to remove the British monarch as head of state, but that the Commonwealth itself has a bright future ahead.
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Queen Elizabeth II passed away last week after reigning for 70 years over a Commonwealth of Nations that included Barbados until November 2021, when the country became a republic. In an interview with FRANCE 24, Prime Minister Mia Mottley said the queen "did extraordinary well as the head of the United Kingdom and, indeed, as head of the Commonwealth".
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Buckingham Palace has set a date — May 6, 2023 — for the coronation of King Charles III. The ceremony will take place at Westminster Abbey in London, almost exactly 70 years after his mother's coronation.
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Just 47 days into the job, Britain's King Charles III this week carried out his first significant constitutional responsibility as head of state, appointing Rishi Sunak as prime minister.
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The UK's new prime minister Rishi Sunak wants people to "celebrate and pay tribute" to the new king. The holiday will cap a three-day weekend that will begin with the coronation.
10 Nov 2022
Charles III (Charles Philip Arthur George; born 14 November 1948) is King of the United Kingdom and the 14 other Commonwealth realms. He was the longest-serving heir apparent and, at age 73, became the oldest person to accede to the British throne following the death of his mother, Elizabeth II, on 8 September 2022.
The St. Edward's Crown has been taken out of the Tower of London to be modified for the coronation ceremony next year. Charles became the UK's reigning monarch following the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth.
Conspicuous by its absence at the coronation of Britain's King Charles III on May 6 will be the Koh-i-Noor diamond. In this edition of Coronation Countdown, FRANCE 24's International Affairs Editor Philip Turle explains why the decision has been made not to use a crown featuring the diamond – a choice taken for the sake of international relations.
Just like his mother before him, King Charles II is not only head of state of the United Kingdom, but also of 14 Commonwealth countries. For years however, rumours have been circulating that after Queen Elizabeth II passed away, several of those nations would announce their decision to become a republic. So is it true? Our international affairs editor and royal watcher Philip Turle investigates in this edition of Coronation Countdown.
Buckingham Palace released on Tuesday the artwork of the invitation for the King's coronation on May 6. The artwork, designed by heraldic artist Andrew Jamieson, was hand painted in watercolor and gouache.
Explaining the British monarch's wealth. This week, an investigation by the Guardian newspaper revealed that King Charles III and his late mother Queen Elizabeth II received around £1 billion from a number of estates.
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