The BBC has unveiled its presenter line-up for King Charles III’s Coronation next month.
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Nick Vivarelli International Correspondent King Charles III seems to be getting into the groove ahead of his official crowning in May. Spotify has released the official Coronation Celebration playlist featuring a slew of British legends and songs likely to get local masses in a festive mood, such as Queen’s “We Are the Champions,” David Bowie’s “Let’s Dance,” The Who’s “Love Reign O’er Me” and “Slave to the Rhythm” by Grace Jones. The 27-song playlist, picked on the monarch’s behalf by the U.K.’s Department for Digital, Culture Media and Sport, also features songs by more contemporary pop stars such as Harry Styles, Ed Sheeran and Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God),” which has gained renewed popularity thanks to Season 4 of “Stranger Things.”
The Coronation Celebration playlist list fittingly starts with the Beatles “Come Together” and ends with “King” by British synth-pop trio Years & Years. The Rolling Stones, which are arguably Britain’s biggest living band, are noticeably absent. King Charles III will be crowned at Westminster Abbey on May 6 during a ceremony that, while embracing the past, will certainly seek to look towards modernity after the 70-year reign of the late Queen Elizabeth II. Sunday, May 7, will see the Coronation Concert performed in the evening at Windsor Castle to be aired by the BBC, at which several artists, reportedly including Elton John, Adele and Harry Styles, have turned down requests to perform, according to multiple British press reports. Here is the complete Coronation Celebration Playlist The Beatles: “Come Together” Boney M.: “Daddy Cool” Coldplay: “A Sky Full of Stars” David Bowie: “Let’s Dance” Ed Sheeran: “Celestial” Elbow: “One Day Like This” Electric Light
The BBC has unveiled its presenter line-up for King Charles III’s Coronation next month.
His Majesty King Charles III and the Queen Consort Camilla will celebrate coronation day on Saturday, May 6 with ceremonial events throughout London. Their Majesties will travel from Buckingham Palace in The King's Procession to Westminster Abbey in the Diamond Jubilee State Coach, which was created for the Queen Elizabeth II to commemorate the 60th anniversary of her reign in 2012. The Queen died in September at the age of 96.
the Guardian reported on Thursday.De Koning’s study, which began in October, is co-sponsored by Historic Royal Palaces, an independent nonprofit that manages several monarchy-owned sites in London and Northern Ireland. Her research is due to wrap up in fall 2026.In a statement obtained by The Post, a spokesperson for Buckingham Palace said that the king takes this work “profoundly seriously,” repeating his message to Commonwealth leaders in Rwanda last year: “I cannot describe the depths of my personal sorrow at the suffering of so many, as I continue to deepen my own understanding of slavery’s enduring impact.”“That process has continued with vigor and determination since His Majesty’s accession,” the palace rep continued, adding that researchers would be granted access to the royal collections and archives.
Prince Louis' invitation to his grandfather, King Charles III's, coronation might get rescinded. The 4-year-old son of Prince William and Kate Middletonmade a stir back in June 2022 at the Platinum Jubilee celebrations for his great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, and the memory is still fresh for his family.A royal source tells ET that William and Kate will be making a decision about whether Louis will be attending his grandfather's coronation ceremony at Westminster Abbey on Saturday, May 6, closer to the time of the service.During the Platinum Jubilee, Louis was spotted sticking his tongue out, shouting, and making silly faces during multiple public appearances.He did not attend Queen Elizabeth II's September funeral, though his older siblings, Prince George, 9, and Princess Charlotte, 7, were present.However, in December 2022, Louis seemed to be on his best behavior making his royal Christmas debut at the Church of St.
King Charles' coronation will take place next month, with preparations underway for the historic occasion.
Jill Biden will be in attendance for King Charles III's coronation next month. On Tuesday, the White House announced that Jill will be traveling to London for the highly anticipated event on May 6.Per the White House, President Joe Biden spoke by phone Tuesday with King Charles and offered his congratulations to the monarch.«The President congratulated the King on his upcoming Coronation and informed him that First Lady Jill Biden looks forward to attending on behalf of the United States,» a White House readout of the call said.Word of the first lady's attendance comes just days after it was reported that the president will not be among the throng of dignitaries and world leaders descending upon London for the lavish affair.According to The UK Telegraph, Biden will be missing the coronation due to prior commitments.
Camilla "keeps a lid on Charles' temper", Vanessa Feltz has suggested. Vanessa, 61, hit back at Camilla's critics as she spoke about the Coronation which is set to take place next month.
The official invitations for King Charles III‘s coronation have been released, and they feature a little hint at what the Queen Consort Camilla‘s title will be come May 6.
King Charles III's coronation have been released, and they feature a little hint at what the Queen Consort Camila's title will be come May 6.True to form, and tradition, the invitation, designed by Andrew Jamieson, has symbols of Charles and Camilla's new roles in the monarchy. The top of the invitation reads: «The Coronation of Their Majesties King Charles III & Queen Camilla By Command of the King The Earl Marshall is Directed to Invite.» The middle portion of the invitation is left blank, where the guest's name will be.2,000 guests are expected to attend the May 6 ceremony at The Abbey Church of Westminster in London.The invitation also includes artwork that adds a personal touch and a nod to their roles as King and soon-to-be Queen.Per Buckingham Palace, «Central to the design is the motif of the Green Man, an ancient figure from British folklore, symbolic of spring and rebirth, to celebrate the new reign. The shape of the Green Man, crowned in natural foliage, is formed of leaves of oak, ivy and hawthorn, and the emblematic flowers of the United Kingdom.»«The British wildflower meadow bordering the invitation features lily of the valley, cornflowers, wild strawberries, dog roses, bluebells, and a sprig of rosemary for remembrance, together with wildlife including a bee, a butterfly, a ladybird, a wren and a robin.
A royal invitation! King Charles III is gearing up for his coronation ceremony with the release of his and Queen Consort Camilla’s official coronation portrait and invitation.
Sentimental mementos for his big day. As King Charles III gears up for his coronation, he’s set to be adorned with many items from the Crown Jewels as he’s declared the new monarch.
King Charles and Camilla, Queen Consort's coronation guests are in for a special invitation. On Tuesday, the official invitation for the May 6 ceremony — which will go out to 2,000 people — was revealed.True to form, and tradition, the invitation, designed by Andrew Jamieson, has symbols of Charles and Camilla's new roles in the monarchy. Jamieson is a heraldic artist and manuscript illuminator, who is also a Brother of the Art Workers’ Guild, which Charles is an honorary member of. The top of the invitation reads: The Coronation of Their Majesties King Charles III & Queen Camilla By Command of the King The Earl Marshall is Directed to Invite." The middle portion of the invitation is left blank, where the guest's name will be.Below are the details of the ceremony, which reads: «To Be Present at The Abbey Church of Westminster of the 6th Day of May 2023. The official invitation was originally hand-painted with watercolor, and the design — featuring the Coronation Emblem — will be reproduced and reprinted on recycled card with gold foil detailing.Charles and Camilla's invitation includes artwork that adds a personal touch and nod to their roles as king and queen consort. According to the release, „Central to the design is the motif of the Green Man, an ancient figure from British folklore, symbolic of spring and rebirth, to celebrate the new reign.
Finishing what she started. King Charles III announced that he finished The Queen’s Green Canopy, a tree planting initiative to mark the late Queen Elizabeth II‘s 70 years on the throne.
YouTube channel and a royal reporter.“That’s for you, if you want it,” one person is heard saying as they extended the paper crown to the King.“I’m alright,” he replied with a smile as he walked away. The playful crown, which featured a purple top and fake jewels illustrated all around it, is a signature for the fast food giant.
President Joe Biden will not be among the throng of dignitaries and world leaders descending upon London for King Charles III's coronation next month.According to, Biden has opted to skip the May 6 ceremony, citing prior commitments. The outlet reported, citing a source, that there «may still be some efforts underway to see if Biden can be persuaded to come to the Coronation.» Another source told that declining the invite was «not locked and loaded.»What's more, the outlet reported that those who received «save the date» cards were asked to submit their answer by Monday. It's worth noting that no U.S.
President Joe Biden is not expected to attend the coronation of King Charles III, according to a source familiar with the planning.The planning of King Charles' highly anticipated coronation is in full swing as the date creeps closer. Although the official guest list hasn't been revealed, it's known that US President Joe Biden is one of the few lucky people who were sent an invite to the event. However, it's now been reported by a source that the president, who paid tribute to the late Queen last year, might not attend the coronation himself, but might instead send his first lady, Dr Jill Biden, or his Vice President, Kamala Harris, instead.
A day that defined history. The late Queen Elizabeth II’s royal coronation marked the beginning of her journey to become the longest-reigning British monarch.
God save the king? As King Charles III prepares for his coronation, the monarch is facing backlash for a variety of reasons — many of which are pegged to his special day.
Coronation of King Charles III.“Young Bond” series author Charlie Higson has been commissioned by Ian Fleming Publications to write a new book in honor of King Charles’ coronation.“On His Majesty’s Secret Service” will be published May 4, ahead of the coronation on May 6. The publication comes 60 years after Fleming’s 10th novel, “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service,” in 1963.The new 007 story is set in the present day, following Bond as he is “sent at the last minute to thwart an attempt to disrupt the coronation by the wealthy, eccentric and self-styled Athelstan of Wessex, who is on a deadly mission of his own to teach the United Kingdom a lesson,” according to Ian Fleming Publicans.Bond has to dismantle Athelstan of Wessex’s shady plans and defeat his privately hired team of mercenaries.All royalties from the sale of the book will support the work of the UK charity, the National Literacy Trust, an independent charity that works to improve literacy levels and skills for disadvantaged children.Higson has written five books for the “Young Bond” series, which follows Bond’s time at Eton College in the 1930s.“When Ian Fleming Publications came to me with the idea of writing an adult Bond story a little more than a month ago I was thrilled – until I realized it had to be ready for the coronation in May,” Higson said in a statement.
The King has celebrated the “special bond” between the UK and Germany as he became the first British monarch to address the Bundestag during his historic state visit to the country. Speaking in both German and English, Charles said he could “hardly begin to express the pride” he felt in the relationship between the two countries and spoke fondly of his “cherished” family ties to Germany. He also thanked the country for its kindness following the death of his mother, the late Queen.