King Charles III's coronation could make a special nod to Queen Elizabeth II's historic reign – if there's any truth to the speculation over its June date, that is.
- King Charles III's coronation could have a special connection to Queen Elizabeth II if the reports about its speculated date ended up being true.
- His Majesty is set to be crowned at Westminster Abbey on June 3, 2023, according to anonymous government officials.
- Buckingham Palace has distanced itself from the rumors, however, describing them as 'speculation'
- In other royal news, Princess Catherine reveals the 'big pressure' she felt when she had her children.
The King could be crowned on a day that holds special significance to the reign of Queen Elizabeth II if speculation over Buckingham Palace's top-secret plans is to be believed.
His Majesty automatically rose to power after his mother's death at Balmoral Castle on September 8, becoming the oldest person to assume the British throne at the age of 73. The Queen also made history with her reign as the country's longest-serving monarch, holding the position of royal matriarch for an incredible 70 years.
Speculation about when is King Charles III's coronation has been heating up since the period of royal mourning ended last week, with many folks also wondering if the UK will receive a bank holiday in honor of the historic event.
On Wednesday, Bloomberg reported that the crowning ceremony would take place on Saturday, June 3, 2023, citing the inside knowledge of anonymous government officials. A Buckingham Palace spokesperson has since responded to these claims, telling the Mirror that the reports around the June date are "purely" based on "speculation."
If the reports end up being true, King Charles III's coronation – which is codenamed Operation Golden Orb – would fall on a poignant anniversary for the Royal Family.
The Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations were held between June 2 and June 5 last year, with the nation enjoying an extended bank holiday in celebration of the monarch's 70-year-long reign. If King Charles is crowned on June 3, it would be an exact year to the day of the Service of Thanksgiving that was held for the Queen at Westminster Abbey in London.
While many details remain to be seen about Charles' highly-anticipated coronation, it's expected that the affair will be far less costly than the crowning of his mother in 1953. The Queen's coronation was a famously extravagant affair, with its fancy procession of carriages carrying heads of state and foreign royalty from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey being watched by millions of people across the UK. It's estimated that the ceremony cost £1.57 million, which would be around £46m in today's money.
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Hailing from the lovely city of Dublin, Emma mainly covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health and wellness feature. Always up for a good conversation, she has a passion for interviewing everyone from A-list celebrities to the local GP - or just about anyone who will chat to her, really.
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