125 Million Pounds: The Eye-Popping Cost of King Charles III’s Coronation
London : The coronation of King Charles III on Saturday will feature pomp and pageantry, flag-waving tourists, and a modern monarchy that seeks to make a medieval ritual more accessible to a younger, more diverse United Kingdom. The parade route will be shorter, and all Britons will have a role to play, not just aristocrats. The ceremony will also acknowledge the country’s various faiths. What Will the Royal Family Wear to the Coronation?
The coronation of King Charles III is expected to face protests from those who are unhappy about the more than $125 million price tag, given the cost-of-living crisis facing the U.K. Additionally, there is a chance of rain during the event.
Here are ten things you can expect to see during the coronation, and two things you probably won’t: What Will the Royal Family Wear to the Coronation?
Sights you’ll see:
- Pomp and pageantry
- Flag-waving tourists
- The royal procession
- The coronation ceremony itself
- The king’s oath and anointing
- The crowning of the king
- The presentation of the scepter and orb
- The singing of the national anthem
- Fireworks and celebrations
- Increased security measures
Sights you likely won’t see:
- Protests against the high cost of the coronation
- The queen, who has reportedly declined to attend