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Coronation on 6 May for King Charles and Camilla, Queen Consort


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Fragments said to be from the cross on which Jesus was crucified will be included in a newly made Cross of Wales used at the head of the coronation procession in Westminster Abbey.

The relics of what is known as the True Cross were given to King Charles by Pope Francis, as a coronation gift.

The cross uses Welsh materials such as slate, reclaimed wood, and silver from the Royal Mint in Llantrisant.

King Charles hammered the hallmark onto the silver used in the cross.

The announcement about the new cross is a reminder that, alongside the pomp and pageantry, the coronation on 6 May will be a religious ceremony.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-64856842

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2 hours ago, Still Waters said:

Fragments said to be from the cross on which Jesus was crucified will be included in a newly made Cross of Wales used at the head of the coronation procession in Westminster Abbey.

The relics of what is known as the True Cross were given to King Charles by Pope Francis, as a coronation gift.

The cross uses Welsh materials such as slate, reclaimed wood, and silver from the Royal Mint in Llantrisant.

King Charles hammered the hallmark onto the silver used in the cross.

The announcement about the new cross is a reminder that, alongside the pomp and pageantry, the coronation on 6 May will be a religious ceremony.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-64856842

I thought we had all gotten over this kind of hocus pocus. Pieces of the true cross! Dieu et mon droit! People who believe in this are so gullible and deserve to be subservient.

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When England had a Spanish king – and what that tells us about Camilla’s title

As the coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla approaches, interest in the new queen’s title has grown – especially after the coronation invitations dropped the word “consort”, traditionally used to identify the spouse of a ruler.

Her title had already been widely discussed when the now king and queen married in 2005 (when Camilla chose to be known as Duchess of Cornwall instead of Princess of Wales). And it was also reported then that once Charles ascended the throne, she would be known as “princess consort”.

Considering the case of England’s forgotten Spanish king, Philip (who reigned from 1554 to 1558), husband to Queen Mary I, can help us rethink the word “consort”.

https://theconversation.com/when-england-had-a-spanish-king-and-what-that-tells-us-about-camillas-title-202801

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The deputy prime minister has said police will "take all necessary steps" to prevent any disruption to the King's coronation by anti-monarchist campaigners.

Activists are planning to disrupt the ceremony by setting off rape alarms and throwing them at horses taking part in the procession, according to a report in The Mail on Sunday.

The newspaper cited concerns from "senior security sources" that disruption could lead to scared horses bolting into crowds along the route. In response, the government has said police will use their "full range of powers" to protect the procession.

https://news.sky.com/story/government-taking-coronation-security-threats-very-seriously-after-reports-rape-alarms-will-be-thrown-at-horses-12864334

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Explore in 3D: The dazzling crown that makes a king.

On 6 May, the historic St Edward’s Crown will be placed on the head of King Charles III as part of a coronation ritual that goes back centuries.

Rarely seen outside the Tower of London, the gold crown will be worn for less than an hour before being stored away for the coronation of the next monarch. Let's take a closer look at this unique symbol and the role it has to play in the making of a king.

Although Charles became King immediately after his mother died, the Coronation is an ancient rite that symbolises the start of his reign.

And it will be a rare glimpse of the priceless St Edward’s Crown that is only ever worn during a coronation.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-5136bea2-40b8-45bf-83be-e06babcbc2bf

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A red phone box in a Dorset village has been given a royal makeover to transform it into a golden coach to celebrate the coronation.

Run by a "telephone box team", the disused box in Bradford Abbas, is used by residents to swap books and jigsaws.

Jenny Thomas, from the group, said she came up with the idea to "conjure up a sense of joy for our residents".

It has been built so 'passengers' can still open the door to board the coach with the King and Queen Consort.

The 8ft (2.4 metre) x 12ft (3.6m) carriage, which took three months to build, was designed and created by Squish Harris, along with the village's telephone box team.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-65441503

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Camilla: From tabloid target to crowned queen

It will be a moment, her friends say, that she never thought would happen.

At the Coronation this weekend, the Archbishop of Canterbury will anoint and then crown Camilla as Queen.

Looking back at the early 1990s, when her relationship with the King first became news and the headlines described her as "the most hated woman in Britain" it's hard to believe the crowning of Camilla would ever have come to pass.

For a while, she was one of the most vilified figures in the British media, casually blamed for the break-up of Charles's first marriage to Diana, Princess of Wales.

But in the years between, the public mood has softened. Slowly and carefully she has become accepted as one of the most senior royals.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-65468603

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Public would rather Prince Andrew attend coronation than Meghan Markle, poll finds.

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/public-would-rather-prince-andrew-attend-coronation-than-meghan-markle-poll-finds/ar-AA1aMiuq?ocid=BingHPC

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An estimated 10,000 photographs spanning more than five decades - that is the work of royal enthusiast Sheila Clark from East Renfrewshire.

From Trooping the Colour to Jubilee celebrations, Sheila is often among the crowds at events waiting for the chance to speak with members of the Royal Family.

Sheila told the BBC that Queen Elizabeth recognised her at events and would often stop to speak with her.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-scotland-65486706

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On 4/14/2023 at 12:25 PM, Ozymandias said:

They were jeering and booing, not cheering.

Yes, happens a lot with Biden too.

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I'm on the east coast of the US and our coverage here will begin at 5AM. I am going to try and watch it as it hasn't been seen in over 70 years and I'm not that old. I watched Queen Elizabeth II's on YouTube but I really want to see this live. I'm not going anywhere tomorrow so I can sleep when it's over. Here's to wishing well to all. May they have a healthy, long and peaceful reign.

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Prince Harry joins royals for Charles' coronation

The Duke of Sussex has arrived at Westminster Abbey for his father King Charles III's Coronation.

Prince Harry appeared relaxed as he arrived at the Abbey and was seen chatting to his cousins Princess Beatrice and Princess Beatrice.

It is thought it is the first time he has seen his family since his controversial memoir, Spare, came out.

He arrived in London on Friday, but will reportedly return to the US after the ceremony for his son's birthday.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-65507002

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On 4/11/2023 at 12:16 PM, Festina said:

Glamour.  

  • Exciting or mysterious attractiveness usually associated with striking physical beauty, luxury, or celebrity.
  • Magic cast by a spell; enchantment.
  • Enchantment; a supposed influence of a charm on the eye, causing it to see objects under an unreal semblance; hence, anything that obscures or deceives vision, physical or mental; fascination; charm; witchery. Compare gramary (originally the same word).

Yes I can see that. Glamour and a sense of magic everywhere. But what stood out for me, King Charles coronation was top heavy with Byzantine influences. I think this added to the mystique 

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Call me a cynic critic but I think Camilla looked like a shrivelled shrub wrapped in new fairy lights... 

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I watched it live on BBC America and I really enjoyed seeing the ceremony. It looked like the British people really turned out in spite of the rain. The crowd at Buckingham Palace was massive. I'll always remember having watched this.

 

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1 hour ago, susieice said:

I watched it live on BBC America and I really enjoyed seeing the ceremony. It looked like the British people really turned out in spite of the rain. The crowd at Buckingham Palace was massive. I'll always remember having watched this.

 

You’ll be able to do it again in a few months…. 

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12 minutes ago, Sir Wearer of Hats said:

You’ll be able to do it again in a few months…. 

I hope it won't be that quickly. 

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The coronation of King Charles was watched by a peak television audience of 20 million Britons on Saturday, according to official viewing figures.

This makes Saturday’s event the most watched TV broadcast of the year by some way, but the audience is substantially smaller than the 29 million Britons who watched September’s funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.

The viewing figures for the coronation at Westminster Abbey may have been boosted by the poor weather in parts of the UK, which forced people to stay inside and meant outdoor viewing parties were largely empty due to the rain.

The vast majority of the audience watched the BBC’s coverage, which was helmed by Huw Edwards and broadcast across BBC One, BBC Two and the BBC News channel to a peak audience of 15.5 million. ITV’s coverage topped out at 3.6 million viewers and Sky’s coverage peaked at 800,000 people across Sky News and Sky Showcase, according to official Barb viewing figures provided by agency Digital-i.#

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2023/may/07/king-charles-coronation-watched-by-peak-tv-audience-of-20-million

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King Charles to receive Scottish Crown Jewels at special July ceremony

Thousands are expected to line the streets on the Royal Mile as the monarch is presented with the Scottish Crown Jewels at St Giles’ Cathedral following a “people’s procession” in the Scottish capital on July 5.

The regalia – which features a crown created for for James V in the 16th century – along with a 3ft-long sceptre and 5ft-long sword of state will be collected from Edinburgh Castle by a procession, involving around 100 people representing aspects of Scottish life.

https://news.stv.tv/east-central/king-charles-to-receive-scottish-crown-jewels-as-thousands-expected-to-line-edinburgh-streets-for-ceremony

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A new sword will be presented to King Charles when he receives Scotland's crown jewels at a ceremony in Edinburgh.

The King will be presented with the Honours of Scotland at a service in St Giles' Cathedral on 5 July.

Named after his late mother, the Elizabeth sword was commissioned because the existing 16th Century sword is too fragile to handle.

The Honours of Scotland are the oldest crown jewels in the UK.

They consist of the crown, sceptre and sword of state.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-66053986

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On 4/20/2023 at 4:26 PM, Ozymandias said:

I thought we had all gotten over this kind of hocus pocus. Pieces of the true cross! Dieu et mon droit! People who believe in this are so gullible and deserve to be subservient.

An historian said that if all the certified, genuine relics of the original cross were gathered together, there would be enough wood to have a forest of crosses.

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King Charles III given Scottish crown jewels in lavish Edinburgh service

King Charles has been presented with the Scottish crown jewels - a sword, sceptre and the crown worn by Mary Queen of Scots in 1543

Queen Camilla, and the Prince and Princess of Wales were in St Giles' Cathedral for the ceremony - but there was no Prince Harry this time

The service was followed by a 21-gun salute from Edinburgh castle, and a flypast by the RAF's Red Arrows

Thousands lined the Royal Mile in Scotland's capital to watch a procession

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/uk-scotland-66100436

King Charles receives Scottish Crown Jewels in honour marking coronation

https://www.itv.com/news/2023-07-05/king-charles-to-receive-scottish-crown-jewels-in-honour-marking-coronation

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