Prince William planning ‘different coronation from King Charles’ with controversial ‘homage of the people’ tradition set to be scrapped
- The Prince of Wales is looking for ways to ‘evolve’ the ancient service
Prince William is said to be planning a ‘different coronation from King Charles’ as he looks to modernise the ceremony by removing the ‘homage of the people’.
The Prince of Wales will scrap the historic pledge after the Archbishop of Canterbury was met with disapproval for calling on the public to swear their allegiance to the King.
After the negative reaction, the oath was changed in a break from tradition to instead ‘invite’ those who wish to express support for the King to do so.
Following his father’s coronation, a source close to Prince William told The Sunday Times: ‘There is no way he will go down that route or anything like it.’
The heir to the throne is said to be considering ways to ‘evolve’ the ancient service to keep it ‘modern’ and ‘relevant’.
Prince William is said to be ‘reflective’ about King Charles’ Coronation and is working to ensure the ceremony ‘evolves to be relevant’
The Prince of Wales will scrap the ‘homage of the people’ after the Archbishop of Canterbury was met with disapproval for calling on the public to swear their allegiance to the King
A royal source told The Sunday Times: ‘He is really thinking how do we make his coronation feel most relevant in the future?
‘He is mindful of the fact that in 20 years’ time, or whenever his time comes, how can the coronation be modern but also unifying to the nation and the Commonwealth? I think his coronation will look and feel quite different.’
The source added Prince William is ‘reflective’ about the events of last week and it is working to ensure the ceremony ‘evolves to be relevant’.
In an effort to bring his family to modern audiences, Kensington Palace released a behind-the-scenes video of the Prince and Princess of Wales at the King’s Coronation last week.
A video released by the Wales’s official YouTube account provides a rare glimpse into their family life during the packed Coronation weekend.
The film captures the jubilant atmosphere of the celebration as it shows William and Kate meeting crowds of royal fans on the Mall outside Buckingham Palace the evening before the Coronation.
William and Kate made headlines with their eye-catching outfits at the historic crowning of King Charles III
It then shows William and Kate getting ready at Kensington Palace along with Charlotte and Louis the following morning.
The royal couple can be seen wearing their stunning Royal Victorian Order Mantles, while Kate wowed with her white Alexander McQueen dress.
The family then leave the palace to travel to Westminster Abbey in a gold carriage, alongside thousands of armed forces personnel and Buckingham Palace household members.
William, Kate and their children are then spotted standing on the Buckingham Palace balcony along with other members of the Royal Family after the Coronation ceremony.
The royals and the tens of thousands of people gathered outside the palace were then treated to a flyover by the Red Arrows despite the poor weather.