King Charles has ‘rehearsed his great day only ONCE’ – and not in his ceremonial robes after a ‘catalogue of belated trouble’
King Charles has only rehearsed his big day once and not in his ceremonial robes in the latest reports of coronation chaos.
Despite King Charles III’s coronation being only 23 days away, there was reportedly a ‘catalogue of belated trouble’.
The King and Queen Consort have only had one rehearsal of the 90-minute procedure so far, The Telegraph revealed.
However, it is clear that this “walk-through” was neither timed nor done in the coronation gown.
This ‘informal’ rehearsal took place at Buckingham Palace, where a full-size stage was set up to replicate Westminster Abbey, where he will be crowned.
The King and Queen Consort has only had one rehearsal of the 90-minute procedure so far
However, it is clear that this ‘walk-through’ was not timed nor was it done in the coronation dress (Photo: St Edward’s Crown which will be on display during the coronation)
This revelation comes just one day after the Daily mirror reported that plans for the May 6 ceremony are “in chaos” because “a rehearsal has run over significantly.”
Despite the rumored trouble, the palace is “confident” that King Charles’s coronation “will go according to plan,” an insider stressed.
It also claimed that an ’emergency ramp’ was built for fear that King Charles III might trip while wearing the ceremonial robes.
While a spokesman for the palace admitted that a ramp had been built for the monarch, he told The Telegraph it was “always part of the design from the start, in no way because of fear of the king tripping.”
The ramp was reportedly chosen over stairs to allow the heavy coronation gown to ‘slide’ across the floor.
Between now and May 6, royal assistants would stage a ‘crescendo’ of rehearsals, with the full dress rehearsal at Westminster Abbey supposedly taking place on April 29.
This ‘informal’ rehearsal took place at Buckingham Palace, where a stage was set up to scale to replicate Westminster Abbey (pictured) where he will be crowned
Yesterday, the palace released a statement announcing that Prince Harry (top left) would attend the coronation of King Charles III (bottom left next to the queen consort) without his wife Meghan (top right), who resides in California with their two children. (file image)
An Arsenal match was scheduled for the same night but has since been moved to the following Tuesday due to anti-social behavior and crime linked to late kick-off, Met Police said, while denying rumors that the match’s rescheduling was a result of the Coronation.
Yesterday, the palace released a statement announcing that Prince Harry would attend the coronation without his wife Meghan, who resides in California with their two children.
The statement read: ‘Buckingham Palace is pleased to confirm that the Duke of Sussex will attend the coronation service at Westminster Abbey on 6 May.
“The Duchess of Sussex will stay in California with Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet.”