Strict Bedtime Imposed by King Charles for Coronation
Logistical Challenges Due to King's Last-Minute Decision King Charles' impending coronation has caused logistical challenges due to his last-minute decision to impose a strict 6 pm bedtime curfew on himself. According to The Mirror, the 74-year-old monarch has instructed his aides not to schedule any royal duties beyond 6 pm on May 5 to ensure that he is not too tired for the ceremony.
This unusual decision by King Charles has raised eyebrows, especially since Queen Elizabeth II attended a banquet the night before her coronation in 1953. Nevertheless, the King's decision has been made, and it has caused some logistical challenges,
as per The Telegraph.
Scaled-Down Coronation Ceremony
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle not to Participate in Procession
The cost of living crisis in the UK has forced King Charles' coronation ceremony to be significantly scaled down, with only "working Royals" being involved in the procession after the King's crowning at Westminster Abbey, as plans have been leaked, according to The Times of London. Louis, the youngest child of the Prince and Princess of Wales, will participate in the procession.
However, it has been revealed that Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, will not be part of the procession. This decision is not entirely unexpected,
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the couple's strained relationship with the Royal Family, as they have been critical of the institution in the past.
Louis to Steal the Show at the Coronation
Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Acknowledges Changing Times
Despite the scaled-down ceremony, there is still plenty of excitement surrounding King Charles' coronation. The youngest child of the Prince and Princess of Wales, Louis, is expected to steal the show, as he did at the Queen's Platinum Jubilee in June 2022.
The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association has recognized that actions or practices considered suitable or acceptable in the past may not be suitable or acceptable now. The changes in the current era
highlighted the need for a more modern approach to royal ceremonies.
King Charles' last-minute decision to impose a strict bedtime curfew on himself has caused logistical challenges for his coronation ceremony. Nevertheless, the event is expected to be a grand affair, albeit scaled down due to the UK's cost of living crisis. While Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will not participate in the procession, the youngest child of the Prince and Princess of Wales, Louis, will be involved, likely to steal the show. The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association has recognized the need for a more modern approach to royal ceremonies, acknowledging the changing times.