Re: Charles' Coronation
Posted by FrankS on September 24, 2022, 3:52 pm, in reply to "Re: Charles' Coronation"
I know the Kingís back has curtailed his horseback riding, but I have also heard that the Gold Coach isnít much more ergonomic. So, if the new Carolingian Era wants to change things up a bit to give the average folk more bang for the buck while still maintaining the differences which set the UK Crown apart from any other (save the Chrysanthemum Enthronement): |
Perhaps the King could process to the Abbey on horseback in Guards Regiment uniform accompanied by a parade similar to that of the Trooping of the Colours. At the Abbey The King could change into tge traditional clothing, and with his Queen process in. Before a scaled back representative audience (similar to but augmented by more UK personages) the King, using both the Throne of St Edward and the Chair of Estate as his Mother and Grandfather did, would anointed and invested with the Instruments of State culminating with the Crown followed by a shorter coronation for the Queen consort, after homage by the a Royal Dukes.
After they process out, the Royal Couple could return to the Palace in the Gold State Coach, stopping by the Palace of Westminster to receive a joint Parliament, with due homage being received.
Then to the balcony at Buck House.
The two separate venues might help in eliminating a yearís worth of temporary, and probably now fire-coded prohibited, re-reconstruction of the Abbey Church., as the only additional staging would be for the two separate Thrones the King would use.