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King ‘plans for slimmed down coronation and monarchy’ amid cost-of-living crisis

The king is reportedly planning a “less expensive” coronation ceremony than his mother’s and a “slimmed down” labor monarchy in recognition of Britain’s livelihood crisis.

The Daily Mirror quotes a royal source as saying the new monarch’s coronation would be “shorter, smaller and less expensive” than the Queen’s ceremony in 1953.

The source told the newspaper: “The King is acutely aware of the struggles of modern Britons and will push through his wishes that his coronation ceremony, while proper and true to long-held traditions of the past, should also be representative of a monarchy in a modern world .”

A date for the ceremony has not yet been announced, but May and June 2023 are possible.

The newspaper was also told Charles had “long been an advocate of a streamlined or slimmed-down monarchy” and could reduce the number of working royals.

“He has already spoken of his desire to continue his mother’s legacy and that includes continuing to recognize what people are experiencing on a day-to-day basis,” the royal source added.

The move has strong public support, according to a poll commissioned by the Daily Express.

About 65% of the survey participants supported the idea, only 7% opposed it.

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France’s Emmanuel Macron (centre) could be the first foreign leader to host the new monarch (Peter Byrne/PA)

The Queen’s death marks a major moment of transition for members of the Royal Family as they take on new roles, titles and responsibilities.

The Express reports that the number of working royals could be reduced to seven, likely to be the King, Queen Consort, Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and Cambridge, Princess Royal and Earl and Countess of Wessex would act.

The newspaper’s poll of 2,351 Britons also found that cutting the costs of the monarchy was the public’s second-biggest royal priority, after campaigning on environmental issues.

The King is believed to have flown to Scotland on the Queen Consort on Tuesday for private mourning as the Royal Family continues their mourning for the late monarch.

Charles decreed on September 9, the day after the Queen’s death after her 70-year reign, that a period of mourning would be observed until seven days after the funeral.

Plans for his first diplomatic trip outside the UK as king are centered on France vis-à-vis Commonwealth countries, according to a report in The Daily Telegraph.

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Queen Elizabeth II was buried with the Duke of Edinburgh in a private commitment service at St. George’s Chapel (Molly Darlington/PA) on Monday evening.

The newspaper reports that no plan has been finalized but writes that a trip across the English Channel was being considered as an opportunity to build ties with Europe.

The Queen was buried alongside the Duke of Edinburgh on Monday night in a private service attended by the King and royal family, which followed her state funeral at Westminster Abbey and her surrender service in Windsor.

Buckingham Palace said the inscription on the main book stone in the George VI Memorial Chapel now includes the names of the Queen, her parents and Philip, and their years of birth and death.

The stone contains in list form “George VI 1895-1952” and “Elizabeth 1900-2002” followed by a metal garter star, and then “Elizabeth II 1926-2022” and “Philip 1921-2021”.

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