Charles III of the United Kingdom and the queen consort, Camillawill break with tradition on the day of the king’s coronation by using a carriage that is more than 200 years old for only part of the procession and, instead, will travel in a more comfortable and modern one, Buckingham Palace said Sunday. .
King Charles III, who ascended to the throne on September 8, 2022 on the death of his mother, will be crowned on May 6 at Westminster Abbey, just as it was done with Queen Elizabeth II in June 1953, a year after succeeding King George VI.
According to the palace, Carlos III and Camila will not travel in the sumptuous 260-year-old “Gold State” carriage on the short 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, about two kilometers, in the “Diamond Jubilee” float, made to celebrate the 80th anniversary of Elizabeth IIin 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.
Carlos III and Camila will go through The Mall avenue, which connects the palace with the central Trafalgar Square, to also go through Whitehall, headquarters of the main British ministries, until you reach Parliament Square, where the abbey is.
According to the palace, the coronation religious service will begin at 11:00 a.m. (local).
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 coronation day,” said Sally Goodsir, who works at the Royal Collection, noting that the coach weighs four tons.
What does the Diamond Jubilee float look like?
The float “Diamond Jubilee” youIt has embedded samples of wood, metal and other materials from buildings and places with specific connections to Great Britain and its history, details the official website of the Royal Family.
“The gilded crown on top of the Diamond Jubilee state carriage was carved from oak from HMS Victory.”
According to page The British Monarchy, he carriage is drawn by six horses and lthe two door handlesmade by a New Zealand jeweler, are individually decorated with 24 diamonds and 130 sapphires.
They will create special emoji for the coronation of Carlos III
The British royal family revealed the creation of a special emoji on the occasion of the coronation of King Charles III which will take place on May 6 at Westminister Abbey in London.
Buckingham Palace indicated that for this event it will create a emoji inspired by Edward’s crown, 17th century, that Queen Elizabeth II wore at her coronation ceremony in 1953 and her son will do the same.
This emoticon will accompany messages on Twitter with the hashtags #Coronation, #CoronationBigLunch, #TheBigHelpOut and others of the same style.