I find it interesting that people speculate about things regarding the King and his wishes based on what the media have themselves speculated upon. The King has never publicly spoken about modernising the monarchy or making it more economical. The approach seems to be because people do not see it then it therefore cannot have happened. However, if you were to work in the Royal Household you will have seen considerable changes in how things are being done. Changes in an institution hundreds of years old should not, and will not be rushed. Change is constant.
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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