King Charles pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth: ‘A life well lived’
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Britain and the world reflected on Queen Elizabeth II's legacy and role in shaping the world during her reign. Her funeral is expected to take place within 10 days.
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We look to the French and international media after a fresh day of strikes in France against pension reforms. The papers also pay tribute to Iranian women's brave fight for freedom. Finally, we look at the front page of The Independent by eminent British artist Tracey Emin, who recounts her battle with cancer.
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.
Continued mass strikes and protest action have forced King Charles to postpone his planned visit to France on Sunday. It would have been his first official trip as king.
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.
At present, no exact sum has been given on how much the coronation will cost but it's been estimated at £100million.
As a young prince, Charles loved skiing, surfing, and scuba diving. He was most notably a very keen polo player for more than 40 years until he finally retired from the sport in 2005, aged 57.
With just over two weeks to go before the coronation of Britain's King Charles III on May 6, we take a closer look at his wife Camilla.
With less than two weeks to go before King Charles III's coronation on May 6, our international affairs editor and royal watcher Philip Turle answers four frequently asked questions about Britain's royal family. Could Prince William have become king on the death of Queen Elizabeth II? Is Prince Harry really the son of King Charles?
Why choose May 6 for the new King's coronation? Who will be performing at the coronation concert? Will Prince Harry be there? And what's for lunch?
King Charles will be presented to "the people" - a tradition dating back to Anglo-Saxon times. Standing beside the 700-year-old Coronation Chair, the King will turn to face the four sides of the abbey and be proclaimed the "undoubted King" before the congregation is asked to show their homage and service.
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