“Good luck Your Majesty!” from European Consumer Claims
Charles’s Coronation to bring Britain to a halt on Saturday 6th of May 2023, and again on bank holiday Monday 8th of May.
A life of service
Charles Philip Arthur George Windsor is the longest ever serving Prince of Wales, created to the position by letters patent in 1958, although the official investiture would not take place until 1969 at Caernarfon Castle after the prince turned 21 years old.
Finally, after this 65 year ‘apprenticeship’ Charles can spread his wings and embrace the role he was born for as he ascends to the most powerful throne in the world.
His Majesty technically became king at the moment his mother Elizabeth the Second passed away in September 2022. His Proclamation as king took place the following Saturday at St James’s Palace in London, in front of a ceremonial body known as the Accession Council.
The last stage, and most visually symbolic part of the Accession will be the Coronation this Saturday at Westminster Abbey, where 39 of the 41 English and then British monarchs for the last 9 centuries (beginning with William the Conqueror on Christmas Day 1066) have been crowned. The two exceptions being Edward V (presumed murdered in the Tower of London before being crowned) and Edward VIII (abdicated before his coronation.)
In that glorious moment, seated on St Edward’s historic Coronation Chair and at the venerable age of 74, King Charles III of the United Kingdom and its Commonwealth will have acceded to his destiny.
Two days of celebration
The first live-televised British Coronation was Charles’s revered and much loved mother, Elizabeth II, 69 years and 11 months ago in June 1952. The event was watched by an unprecedented 277 million people worldwide and the associated pageantry cost the equivalent of over £43.5 billion adjusted for inflation.
With the exponential worldwide increase in television access, Charles’s Coronation is expected to reach a far larger audience.
Typically, royal events like weddings and jubilees draw huge audiences on location at Westminster Cathedral and lining the route of the procession from Buckingham Palace, as well as via their TV sets. People’s mood is generally good natured and cheerful. Buoyant but respectful.
We Brits are the best in the world at this brand of ceremonial display and pomp, every aspect and minute detail steeped in history and tradition. We may have a drink, and even have guests joining us for food. But focus will be on the colours, sounds and flawless displays of our armed forces and other branches of the British establishment.
The following Monday’s bank holiday will be a different affair entirely. As long as our weather cooperates, pub beer gardens, parks and outdoor spaces throughout the kingdom will see boisterous revelry, with appreciable amounts of alcohol being imbibed.
Bank holiday daytime drinking is another time honoured British tradition. Add an extra element like a once-in-a-lifetime royal Coronation, and you have the foundations of a party for the ages. Expect patriotic colours, hats, costumes and flags.
Expect a quiet day on Tuesday as millions struggle valiantly with the after effects…
Here at European Consumer Claims we will be working both days (although possibly with a couple of TV screens discreetly positioned around our operations centres). If timeshare ownership is giving you cause for concern and you are anxious to know what to do about it, you can still get in touch on Saturday or Monday.
For the rest of the holiday weekend we wish you a fantastic time.
Our message to Your Majesty King Charles the Third: “May your reign be long and successful; and lift our nation ever upwards. We wish you health, wisdom, patience and the energy you need to do the good you want to do for us all.”
God save the King!
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First published on MyNewsDesk May 2023