Scrutinized expenses. After several long weeks of waiting, Buckingham Palace has formalized the date of the coronation of Charles III. The event will be held May 6 at Westminster Abbey, in London. To mark the accession of the son of Elizabeth II, the Crown organized no less than three days of festivities who will give “the opportunity for people to come together”. And if the festivities promise to be historic, they should also be affected by the economic crisis. Evidenced by the revelations of our British colleagues from Telegramthis Wednesday, February 1, who were able to report an exchange between Oliver Dowden, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Ronnie Cowan, SNP MP.
The latter indeed assured that the coronation of King Charles III was organized at a time of “unprecedented pressure on public finances“. Oliver Dowden then indicated that there would be no “lavishness or excess” during the festivities. “Most people expect our new King to have a proper coronation. Nevertheless, the King and the Government are of course concerned about ensure that the taxpayer gets his money’s worth“he pointed out.
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“An extremely important moment in the history of our nation”
Despite this climate of economic tensions, the crown and the British government agree on the importance of this event. “It has always been true that the coronation of the King is an extremely important moment in the history of our nationand it is right that the Government play its part in financing the coronation”added Oliver Dowden, before concluding: “This is a wonderful time in our history and people don’t want a boring ceremony. They want a proper ceremony. This is what we will have.” Something to reassure loyal observers of the royal family.
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