In between festivities, use these Coronation colouring sheets to keep the children entertained
It’s not every day that a King is crowned! In a grand ceremony fit for a king, the coronation of King Charles III is set to take place tomorrow morning at Westminster Abbey in London. This historic event will mark the first coronation in the UK in over 70 years, and has seen press, royalists and party-goers fizzing for months.
With all the various street parties and events organised, we’ve supplied some colouring pages for the littles to enjoy between their fizzy pop and cake.
About the Coronation
The coronation will begin with a procession from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey. During the ceremony, King Charles III will be anointed with holy oil, crowned with the St. Edward’s Crown, and presented with the royal scepter and orb. He will also receive homage from the Archbishop of Canterbury and other dignitaries.
Coronations have played an important role in English history since the Norman Conquest in 1066. It is a sacred ceremony in which the monarch is anointed, crowned and invested with the powers of the monarchy. The coronation of King Charles III follows a long line of ceremonies that have taken place in England, dating back to the coronation of William the Conqueror in 1066.
One of the most anticipated aspects of the coronation is what King Charles III will wear. The traditional coronation regalia includes a crimson velvet robe with an ermine collar, a gold-embroidered stole, and a golden coronation mantle. The St. Edward’s Crown, which is over 300 years old and weighs a few kilos, will be placed on his head.
Another important tradition is the presence of the royal regalia, which includes the Crown Jewels, the Sword of State, and the Sovereign’s Orb. These symbols of royal authority will be on display during the ceremony.
The coronation of King Charles III is set to be a historic and memorable event but is not without controversy, especially at a time when people are struggling financially. The rich traditions of English history will be showcased alongside the priceless regalia and costly security and fanfare, completely at odds with many who are living through a cost of living crisis. As the world watches, the royals and the Government will be hoping that the coronation will be a symbol of unity, continuity, and stability.