Charles III of the United Kingdom and the queen consort, Camila, will break with tradition on the day of the coronation by using a more than 200-year-old carriage for only part of the procession and will instead travel in a more comfortable and modern one, Buckingham Palace said Sunday.
The king Charles IIIwho ascended the throne on September 8, 2022 on the death of his mother, will be crowned on May 6 at the westminster abbeyjust as it was done with Queen Elizabeth II in June 1953, a year after succeeding King George VI.
According to the palace, Charles III and Camila will not travel in the sumptuous float “Gold Estate”, 260 years old, in the brief journey they will make from Buckingham Palace to the abbey, but will only use it for the return to the palace after the coronation.
The monarch and Camila have personally decided to make the outward journey, of about two kilometers, in the “Diamond Jubilee” float, made to celebrate the 80th anniversary of Elizabeth II, in 2006, because it is more modern as it has heating and air conditioning. .
Elizabeth II once recounted how uncomfortable the “Gold State” was for her when it was used for her coronation in 1953.
Charles III and Camila will pass through The Mall avenue, which connects the palace with the central Trafalgar Square, to also pass through Whitehall, headquarters of the main British ministries, until they reach Parliament Square, where the abbey is located.
According to the palace, the religious service of the coronation will start at 11:00 local time (10:00 GMT).
Hundreds of members of the British armed forces will make up the procession that will accompany the float after the coronation.
“The Gold State Coach will be the centerpiece of the procession from Westminster Abbey to Buckingham Palace on the day of the coronation“said Sally Goodsir, who works at the Royal Collection, and stressed that this float weighs four tons. EFE
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