King Charles III is to put refugees and the NHS at the heart of a “diverse Coronation”, according to the Telegraph. Here’s an excerpt:
A Coronation Choir made up of amateur singers representing the nation’s “faces and voices”, including LGBTQ+ groups and deaf signers, will perform at a star-studded concert at Windsor Castle on Sunday May 7th.
They will be accompanied by a Virtual Choir featuring singers from across the Commonwealth as the King signals his commitment to the international “family” of 56 nations.
It is not clear at this stage whether the ceremony will actually be directed by Danny Boyle.
It goes on:
A Buckingham Palace source said the three-day weekend would represent Britain “as it is today” while maintaining the best traditions of pomp and pageantry “for which we are rightly known”.
It has been designed to ensure that everyone who wants to get involved has the opportunity to do so. A royal source said the Coronation needed to be “majestic” but “inclusive” to reflect a diverse modern Britain.
Will the ceremony include a section in which Charles and Camilla stand in front of Commonwealth leaders, take the knee and beg for forgiveness for the sins of Britain’s colonial past? We can but hope.
Worth reading in full.