The royal household may have a personal second of remembrance in honor of the day Queen Elizabeth ascended to the throne.
The eldest daughter of King George VI turned queen on February 6, 1952 after her father was discovered lifeless in his mattress at Sandringham Home in Norfolk, England. She wouldn’t discover out about her new title and the dying of her father till hours later, nevertheless, as the longer term monarch was on trip in Kenya along with her husband Prince Philip on the time. 71 years later, to mark the primary anniversary of that day for the reason that queen’s passing, King Charles, Queen Consort Camilla, and the remainder of the royal household don’t have any scheduled engagements on their official calendars and plan to spend the day in personal.
Historically, Queen Elizabeth would additionally spend her accession day privately at Sandringham, the house the place King George died and the place your complete royal household nonetheless gathers yearly to have fun Christmas. Whereas the event is, in fact, a tragic one for the sovereign because it marks the lack of a mum or dad, there was often nonetheless some form of small ceremony concerned with the occasion as additionally it is the day that modified her life without end. To have fun this royal transition, Westminster Abbey, the place her coronation was held in 1953, would usually ring its bells and there would even be a 21-gun salute.
After the dying of his mom in September 2022, King Charles has been making ready for his personal coronation going down at Westminster Abbey on Might 6, launching a brand new web site concerning the weekend crammed with particular occasions on Monday. Buckingham Palace mentioned in an announcement, “The Coronation will mirror the monarch’s position at this time and look in the direction of the longer term whereas being rooted in longstanding traditions and pageantry.” On Might 6, the King’s procession will begin at Buckingham Palace and head over to Westminster Abbey for the ceremony. Following the coronation, Charles and Queen Consort Camilla will probably be joined by different members of the royal household for a bigger coronation procession again to Buckingham Palace the place they may then all seem collectively on the balcony.
On the Sunday of that weekend, the Coronation Live performance will happen at Windsor Citadel and, in response to the web site, it should contain iconic places throughout the UK being lit up utilizing projections, lasers, drone shows, and illuminations. And the next day has additionally been proclaimed a particular financial institution vacation by the Prime Minister in honor of the coronation, in addition to to provide the nation an opportunity to take part in acts of group service by means of the Huge Assist Out volunteering actions.
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