There will be a shorter overall ceremony and much fewer guests inside the Abbey. On the other hand, the revenues both dommestic and global generated by the day's proceedings both inside and outside will be enormous. And much neeeded at the present time. "Change" as a value in and of itself is not God, the only change that has a value is what's in your pocket. QUOD ERAT DEMONSTRANDUM. And as to his late mother Elizabeth II? He could have no finer role model and inspiration for his reign.
In the Telegraph, behind a paywall, unfortunately.
"The King has rejected the idea of a cut-price coronation and wishes to use the event to showcase “UK plc”, The Telegraph understands.The event will be a once-in-a-lifetime spectacle of “glorious” pomp and pageantry after Buckingham Palace and government aides took heed of the enormous international coverage generated in the aftermath of Queen Elizabeth II’s death. One of the “key learnings” from Operation London Bridge and Spring Tide - the period of mourning between the late Queen’s death and her funeral, along with the new monarch’s tour of the UK - was that it proved to be a great advertisement for Britain."
I'm starting to wonder if anything will really change at all with Charles III? For all his earlier talk of modernising and economising when it comes down to it he's not really planning to do things much differently from his mother. I suspect he intends to follow her example in most things that matter. She will overshadow him for much of his reign.
Real change will probably have to wait until the accession of William V.
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