King Charles III has been making headlines for months, for cutting down all unnecessary expenses from the Privy Purse prior to his coronation. Trying to keep everything checked, the 74-year-old has been uptight all this while. However, now that it’s finally May 6th, the day of the coronation; the celebration looks extremely lavish and rather unlikely for a person who has been slashing expenses. 

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Coronation day is here

Previously facing backlash after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Netflix documentary, the Royal Family yet again comes under scrutiny based on their coronation expenses. Gathering around Westminster Abbey, people are prompting questions regarding the estimated expenditure of the ceremony and who exactly is to bear the cost. 

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King Charles III Celebrates His Coronation Day

The big day is finally here and all we can talk about is King Charles III’s coronation ceremony. Dated to happen on May 6th, 2023 at Westminster Abbey, the 74-year-old and his second wife Camilla Parker awaits to be crowned sovereign of the United Kingdom. Shaped by British imperial history, the people of the UK prepare for King Charles’ coronation and await his rule to begin. 

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King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla

After Queen Elizabeth II‘s demise on September 2022, the world had a lot of questions regarding the coronation process and what the big event might look like. Following the late Queen’s untimely death, King Charles III began with his responsibilities of handling the nation. Taking logical, although, at times hasty decisions, the 74-year-old sealed the first decision of cutting down expenses in the Royal Family. 

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King Charles

Amid family drama initiated by King Charles’ youngest son Prince Harry, and his wife Meghan Markle, the 74-year-old maintained his calmness regardless of the situation. After taking a handful of major decisions, the day of coronation finally arrived for the King. Previously slashing the expenses in half, people are thus curious to know about the costs involved in the ceremony and who is supposed to pay. 

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King Charles III’s $126M Luxurious Ceremony

With all eyes on Westminster Abbey, DailyMail revealed the cost involved in the historic coronation of King Charles III and his wife Camilla Parker. Waiting to be crowned as the reigning monarch to ascend the throne, King Charles’ coronation sums up to an estimation of $126M, according to DailyMail. Initially titled Queen Consort Camilla, the king’s second wife is eagerly waiting to be crowned Queen. 

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Awaiting to be the crowned sovereign

Although sources are “unable to give costs or a breakdown of funding”, the “true figures” for the coronation “will be shared in due course” by Buckingham Palace. However, as of now, DailyMail confirmed, the estimated amount spent on the coronation is actually coming from the taxpayers of the UK. Although the Cabinet Office minister, Oliver Dowden explained, “These are moments in the life of our nation. They bring joy to millions of people.” citizens are still shocked by the eye-watering amount. 

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The million-dollar coronation preparations

Further being “mindful of ensuring that there is value for the taxpayer” Dowden explained, “It has always been the case that the government has paid for Coronations.” The minister further clarified, “The reason for doing so is that the sovereign is our Head of State and it is important that we mark that properly.” 

Although some aren’t pleased with the expenses involved in the coronation given the cost of living crisis in the UK, there’s only so much they can do. 

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Source: DailyMail

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