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UK Royals Unveil New Particulars Of King Charles’ Coronation, Launch Emoji

The newest plans launched for the coronation ceremony. (File)


Britain’s royal household revealed new particulars Sunday about King Charles III’s coronation subsequent month, together with a brand new Twitter emoji based mostly on the crown the monarch will put on on the landmark ceremony.

Charles, 74, instantly turned king when Queen Elizabeth II died final September after her record-breaking 70-year reign however might be formally topped at a Might 6 service inside London’s Westminster Abbey.

The three-day weekend will even function a star-studded live performance, nationwide “huge lunch” and volunteering initiatives, in addition to the standard royal processions related to the coronation.

Unveiling a number of ceremonial particulars, Buckingham Palace mentioned the brand new emoji created to mark the historic event is predicated on the Seventeenth-century St Edward’s Crown.

The centrepiece of Britain’s well-known Crown Jewels and worn by Charles’s late mom at her coronation in 1953, it has been altered for him to put on seven a long time later.

The motif will seem on Twitter when any of varied hashtags — together with #Coronation, #CoronationBigLunch and #TheBigHelpOut — are used.

It follows royal social media channels deploying a crown-wearing corgi emoji, named PJ, for Elizabeth’s platinum jubilee final 12 months — simply three months earlier than her demise aged 96.

Corgis had been the late queen’s favorite canine breed.

Scaled-down service

The newest plans launched for the coronation ceremony — which will even see Charles’s spouse Camilla topped queen consort — confirmed will probably be much less elaborate than the one staged in 1953.

The royal couple will journey alongside a shorter procession route and break with custom by solely utilizing the frilly 260-year-old Gold State Coach on their return to Buckingham Palace.

The pair will make the 1.3-mile (2.1-kilometre) outward journey — referred to as the King’s Procession — from the palace within the extra fashionable, comfy Diamond Jubilee State Coach.

It has shock absorbers, heating and air-con.

The service will start at 11:00 am (1000 GMT) and is anticipated to be a lot shorter than in 1953, when it lasted nearly three hours.

The palace additionally confirmed the priceless array of regalia from the Crown Jewels for use throughout the hour-long ceremony, which is able to embrace amongst different parts an orb, swords and sceptres.

On Friday, it revealed over 850 group and charity representatives from throughout the UK have been invited to the service, which will even be attended by overseas royals, leaders and heads of state.

They embrace 450 recipients of the British Empire Medal — awarded for achievement or contribution of service in native communities — and 400 younger individuals representing charitable organisations.

(Aside from the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is revealed from a syndicated feed.)



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