King Charles III is preparing to accomplish a feat during a coronation, and royal fans expect him to be overlooked as well.
The death of Queen Elizabeth II officially made King Charles III the new monarch. For her part, the late Queen waited over a year after her father’s death to be crowned.
The same can be said for King Charles III.
According to several news outlets, including Forbes, UK officials confirmed this week that the new monarch will be coronated on June 3, 2023, at Westminster Abbey in the United Kingdom. It is unclear whether that day and the following ones will become official holidays.
King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla will be crowned at the coronation. As part of his desire for a “more modern monarchy,” sources previously revealed to The Telegraph that the ceremony would be shorter, smaller, and less expensive than a traditional coronation.
It could also be related to his plans to cut costs and slim down the monarchy.
The ceremony will be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury in Westminster Abbey, where King Charles III will take his coronation oath and sit in the Coronation Chair.
He is expected to be crowned with the St. Edward’s Crown, a $4 billion crown made of solid gold and 400 gemstones such as sapphires, rubies, and garnets.
Although it is a historic occasion for the monarch, he is said to have no support from his youngest son, Prince Harry.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex had no say in the upcoming ceremony as of press time. However, royal fans anticipated they would be exempted depending on the outcome of Prince Harry’s memoir and Meghan Markle’s Netflix project.
According to Radar Online, the ceremony will go on regardless of what happens to the Sussexes, as previous events and festivities did.
Before the publication of Prince Harry’s memoir, a friend of King Charles III revealed to the Mail on Sunday the issues surrounding the book, including whether it could be stopped.
Inside the Palace, the question is:
“Can the book be stopped?”
It’s possible that even Harry can’t stop it at this point, but the feeling at the top is that airing grievances in public will accomplish nothing.
If Prince Harry withdraws, it will be up to the publisher Penguin Random House to allow him to cancel the deal.