A group of academics a couple years ago proposed extensive proposals for modifying the accession process so that the King would still hit the required parts like swearing to uphold the rights of the Church of Scotland, but it would be put in a context which stressed the secular role of the monarch as a unifying figure for the entire UK and Commonwealth. Their proposals were also followed in some cases down to virtually the exact wording of the King's statements. Even more such work has been done about modernising the coronation while retaining the traditional elements. I would not be surprised if all of those articles have been poured over by the King and his advisors and will be used to shape a ceremony that seems ancient but is largely a modern interpretation thereof.
Most of this (the Succession to the Crown Act being the exception because it is a statute) was done without any acknowledgement or announcement of how it was being modified. They just did. This was the genius of the reign of Elizabeth II going back to the Duke of Edinburgh's work on her coronation and the way in which Lord Altrincham's controversial criticisms of the Queen and her Court in his 1957 article ultimately, without any public acknowledgement, were eventually largely all addressed and acted on.
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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