Foreign monarchs will be invited to King Charles’ coronation in a historic break with a long-standing royal tradition, according to the Daily Mail.
King Charles’ coronation will take place on 6 May 2023, months after he became monarch following the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth. The Queen died in September last year at the age of 95.
The publication reports that Save the Date notices are expected to go out to guests this week, with official invites coming in April.
The Daily Mail reported that for centuries, convention dictated that no other crown should be worn at the time of a British monarch’s coronation because the sacred ceremony is intended to be an intimate exchange between the monarch and his subjects in the presence of God.
“But as part of his plans to update the ceremony, King Charles has decided to break away from the 900-year-old tradition by inviting his coronation friends, who include European royals and rulers of Arab states,” the report said. “
It said, “Inviting the King of Jordan, the Sultan of Brunei, the Sultan of Oman and the Scandinavian royals – all of whom are friends of Charles – would be a nice bit of soft power and diplomacy.”
Citing a well-placed source, the Daily Mail wrote, “You can expect a guest list for the coronation that more closely resembles a royal wedding than the coronation 70.”