Counting down to the coronation
If you’re giddy with anticipation for King Charles’ coronation on 6 May, you’ll be delighted to hear there will be 2 processions through London from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey and back again. That calls for 2 carriages, of course… The first was made in Sydney and boasts air conditioning, electric windows and modern suspension for a smooth ride. And the second is the Gold State Coach – it’s been used in every coronation since the 1830s, and let’s just say it under-indexes on the mod cons… Buckingham Palace has also outlined what royal bling will be used in the ceremony, including the solid gold/2.23kg St Edward’s Crown. If that doesn’t sound like a lot, put a 2kg bag of spuds on your head when you’re next at the supermarket and see how you go… A lot easier to show off – the new crown emoji fashioned for the occasion.
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