Although King Charles was proclaimed the new monarch, he has yet to go through the official coronation ceremony.
As it became known the other day, this event will take place in the spring, more precisely on May 6th. Moreover, as already announced, the British will be given an additional day off – Monday, to celebrate the coronation of Charles. So that the British will be able to take a break on this occasion from work for three whole days.
But the main news regarding the coronation is that Charles encroached on the sacred. He wants to give up the ceremonial coronation vestments during the ceremony, the traditions of which have evolved over the centuries.
As it became known from an insider at the royal court, Charles does not want to put on the clothes in which his grandfather, great-grandfather, and many ancestors were crowned.
According to custom, the monarch passing through the coronation must certainly be dressed in a special camisole embroidered with gold, over which a mantle is thrown, and tight-fitting silk breeches.
However, Karl said that such clothes were outdated and would look simply ridiculous on the king of the XXI century. Therefore, the monarch decided to be crowned in his full dress military uniform.
This news caused a mixed reaction.
Part of the British approved of the king for his desire to keep up with the times. And others expressed disappointment that, having begun to reign just a few months ago, Charles had already begun to break the centuries-old traditions that his mother Elizabeth carefully observed.
But the news that Karl decided to cut the scale of the celebration in order to reduce the cost of the event was approved by almost everyone, given the difficult situation in the British economy.
However, the new king is resolutely not going to save on one thing. We are talking about a grand concert in London, which will take place the day after the coronation.
This show will include, in particular, a huge symphony orchestra, consisting of 74 musicians, who will perform both classical music beloved by Karl and popular melodies.