Prince William ‘happy’ that key aspects of King Charles’ coronation flouted royal tradition
Prince William and Kate Middleton reportedly explained that they were “very happy” that a key aspect of King Charles’ coronation was a flout of royal tradition.
Prince William’s display of affection for his father as he knelt down to pay homage to King Charles at his coronation was one of the standout moments of the special day. The Prince of Wales, first in line to the throne, swore allegiance to King Charles before joining his royal associates and honorary dukes on the balcony of Buckingham Palace. Prince William’s schedule remained busy for the next few days, and much to the delight of fans, Prince William and Kate Middleton performed a surprise walkabout ahead of their coronation concert.
Attending the Long Walk at Windsor Castle on May 7, the future king reportedly spoke to choir member Sam Reckenby. And Prince William seems “delighted” that one aspect of His Majesty’s big day strays from royal tradition…
According to The Mirror, Sam claimed the Prince of Wales specifically spoke about the length of the ceremony and compared it to previous ceremonies.
“They said they were very happy that yesterday’s ceremony wasn’t originally five hours long,” Sam claimed. “They were really nice.”
British coronations have never been short, with Queen Victoria’s coronation in 1838 lasting about five hours. Westminster Abbey said it was partly due to a lack of rehearsals, as no one knew what would happen at her service except Queen Victoria herself and the Abbey of Westminster.
Meanwhile, the coronation of her great-great-grandson, Queen Elizabeth, took more than three hours. The royal website previously revealed that while the actual service at the monastery may have been shorter than Queen Victoria’s, it took an additional two hours for attendees to complete the procession.
Ahead of the coronation of King Charles and Queen Camilla, reports surfaced that Her Majesty was seeking to break with royal traditions and streamline worship services. The final ceremony, held at Westminster Abbey on 6 May, lasted about two hours, and was instead significantly shorter than Queen Victoria’s, but still relatively short compared to Queen Elizabeth’s.
Given that Prince William and Duchess Kate had so much to do during the coronation weekend, it’s perhaps natural that they’d be ‘satisfied’ that the ceremony was lengthy and didn’t follow royal tradition. .
For many of these engagements, they were accompanied by their three children, but it seems they had a two-hour ceremony long enough.
During the same walk, a girl asked Prince William where Princess Charlotte was, and Prince William reportedly replied, “I’m very tired from yesterday.” She is having a quiet day at her house.It was to check her brother’s behavior. [him]self. “
The Welsh’s three grandchildren, all under the age of 10, seem to have appreciated King Charles’ decision to make the ceremony two hours instead of three or five.