“King Charles’ coronation will be nothing like his mother’s,” says Mark. “It’ll be a modern coronation for modern times. And modern times today unfortunately also means being in the midst of an economic crisis, something the Charles is very aware of.
“With that in mind, the ceremony will be reduced to one hour rather than three, and there will be 2,000 guests rather than the 8,000 that were present at Queen Elizabeth’s coronation. Members of the House of Lords, rather than wearing their traditional crimson coronation robes with the fur collar, will be wearing suits and ties.
“He’s also said that, as the head of the Church of England, he wants to represent a broader spectrum of religious beliefs, as well as ethnic minorities. His involvement with charities will be factored in too. Charles is the patron of 17 charities, and rather than just inviting members of the traditional ‘great and good’, workers will be invited to represent the charities they’re involved with. We’re expecting it to be a real mixed audience.”