King Charles’s coronation will ’emphasise cost of living crisis’, royal expert says | UK News
King Charles’ coronation and volunteer day will highlight the cost of living crisis and how the British public can help, according to a royal expert.
It has been suggested that the above events three weekends in May should be scaled back to acknowledge the current economic difficulties many people are facing.
But Alastair Bruce, a former Royal Army officer, told Sky News the “major help”, scheduled for Monday 8 May, is at the heart of what ” King wanted to emphasize” during his reign as the cost of living crisis continued.
“The country has a tradition of recognizing that no matter what may happen, good or bad, we have a story that is part of our country that will continue,” he said.
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“[The coronation] can be used to act as a bonding opportunity to encourage people to support those in need.
“It is of great help to encourage those who have celebrated the previous two days to go out and do something for their community, to get in on the action.
“I think in doing that, many people will be aware of the incredible effort that is being made for the benefit of those who really need it.
“One of the great strengths of any country is that it has a community and people who join and support no matter the challenge.
“During the Second World War, everyone played their part in the difficulties of the Blitz and everything else but now we are in an economic war and I think the King is very conscious of that.
“It would be a great legacy if people would continue that work after having received tremendous help.”
Buckingham Palace has released details of planned events, including a coronation, a grand procession and Charles’ first appearance on the balcony as King on Saturday, May 6. , a concert featuring global stars on Sunday May 7 and Volunteer Day on Monday May 8.
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Mr. Bruce said that while the ceremony “will have reflections” on the 1953 coronation, he hopes the celebrations will be modernized.
“It’s going to be a very different environment in which they process. We live in different times and I think all of that will be reflected.”
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He also said that the three-day weekend’s visual choreography will highlight the importance of the members working in royal family to the King.
“I think he will especially want to make sure that his heir, the Prince of Wales and the children of the Prince of Wales, will be very close to him and the Queen,” Mr Bruce said.
“It’s a visual opportunity to explain to all of us the destiny of inheritance.”