After the Queen’s death, media attention is now beginning to focus on the coronation of Britain’s new King. Rajabhishekaya is the special ceremony of crowning.
On the death of Elizabeth II, Charles III was named king, but the ceremonial coronation had not yet taken place. Queen Elizabeth II took the crown 16 months after the death of her father, King George VI, and the next Charles III is expected to take the crown next June.
June is a sensitive month for the royal family as it marks the 70th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation and according to The Sun, a date at Westminster Abbey is said to have already been marked.
British reports indicate that the exact date will depend on world events, but the coronation is expected to take place on June 2. As with any royal event, planning the King’s coronation will not be easy.
The royal palace must be prepared for hundreds of guests and the ceremonial crown, sceptre and orb must be prepared. They also have to plan everything around the weather, balancing traditional royal protocols with modern world conditions.
According to royal commentator Angela Mollard, King Charles’ event will likely be a small affair, with around 2,000 guests from around the world expected to attend.
They also have to plan everything around the weather, balancing traditional royal protocols with modern world conditions. According to royal commentator Angela Mollard, King Charles’ event will likely be a small affair, with around 2,000 guests from around the world expected to attend.
“We already know that Charles’ plans for this coronation are that it’s going to be shorter, it’s going to be simpler, it’s going to be streamlined, it’s going to be smaller,” Mollard said.
The coronation is a Christian service, and there is a discussion that Charles will make sure there are parts of that service that include different faiths,” Mollard said. In 1952, 16 months after her father’s death, Queen Elizabeth II was crowned in 1953 at the age of just 25.
About 8,000 people attended the ceremony held in Westminster Abbey in June 1953. It was the first televised coronation.
Although it is unlikely that all the countries of the world will be invited to this year’s event, at least invitations will be sent to the countries of the Commonwealth of Nations, including Sri Lanka.
President Ranil’s father and mother were able to go to the 1953 coronation and President Ranil has the opportunity to go to the 2023 coronation.