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The City hosted the King and Queen last night at a dinner to mark the Square Mile’s role in the Coronation. In a ceremony that traditionally takes place upon a new Sovereign’s first visit to the City and dates back to William III in 1689, King Charles was presented on arrival with the City Corporation’s [...]
Met Police chief Sir Mark Rowley has defended the force’s policing of the coronation and said officers stopped “extremely dangerous” protesters from causing disruption. Officers have faced heavy criticism after 64 people were arrested over the bank holiday weekend – including six protesters who were members of the anti-monarchy group Republic. The six campaigners were [...]
The King and Queen set the seal on their historic coronation day with a Buckingham Palace balcony appearance to acknowledge the nation. Charles and Camilla waved to the cheering crowds from the balcony, who filled The Mall after braving downpours to see a colourful ceremonial military procession not seen for 70 years. The Prince and [...]
The King has been crowned the nation’s monarch and prayed to be a “blessing” to people of “every faith and conviction”. Charles became the 40th reigning sovereign to be crowned at Westminster Abbey, the nation’s coronation church since 1066, as Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby placed St Edward’s Crown on his head. The historic moment, [...]
Seven former prime ministers gathered to attend the coronation, including Liz Truss, whose brief tenure in No 10 included the late Queen’s death and the King’s accession. Ms Truss followed her predecessors Boris Johnson, Theresa May, David Cameron, Gordon Brown, Sir Tony Blair and Sir John Major into Westminster Abbey for the coronation. The UK [...]
The King and Queen’s procession has left Buckingham Palace to cheers from the waiting crowds in The Mall as the moment of their coronation drew closer. Charles and Camilla waved to thousands of spectators lining the street as leading figures began to join members of the congregation in Westminster Abbey. The list of 2,300 invited [...]
The Square Mile is set to play a crucial role in His Majesty King Charles III’s Coronation weekend, with 700-year-old traditions including an ancient crystal sceptre given to the City by Henry V and regal robe from Queen Elizabeth’s crowning in 1953. City of London Corporation head, Lord Mayor Nicholas Lyons, will be participating in [...]
London retail is set for a big boost from the coronation, according to figures released today by the New West End Company. The company, which represents 600 retail and hospitality businesses in the West End, forecasts that sales over the Coronation Weekend will hit £50m. Total footfall is predicted to reach 1.75m, 24 per cent [...]
It would appear Brits are keen to escape the coronation weekend with holiday bookings surging over the bank holiday weekend, according to travel groups. Barrhead Travel reported that bookings are over 55 per cent higher for the King’s coronation bank holiday than in the same period in 2019, with Tenerife, Costa Blanca, Florida, and Canada [...]
Twitter is being sued by the Crown Estates over unpaid rent relating to its Piccadilly Circus-based headquarters building. The Crown Estates manages property for King Charles III and the monarchy, which includes the 10m sq Twitter headquarters in central London. The estate filed the claim against Twitter Inc, which is also facing legal action over [...]
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