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Prince Charles planning scaled-down coronation

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Prince Charles wearing a suit and tie: Prince Charles planning scaled-down coronation © Bang Showbiz Prince Charles planning scaled-down coronation

Prince Charles is planning a scaled-down coronation.

The 73-year-old royal will be crowned King of England after his mother Queen Elizabeth, 95, dies and Charles is planning a "shorter and cheaper" ceremony for his coronation, which will also see his wife Duchess Camilla named as Queen Consort.

A source told The Mail On Sunday newspaper: "[The ceremony] will be shorter, sooner, smaller, less expensive and more representative of different community groups and faiths.


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"It will be a slimmed-down monarchy on display throughout. I wouldn't be surprised to see just Charles and Camilla, Kate [Duchess Catherine] and [Prince] William and their children on the Buckingham Palace balcony afterwards."

The ceremony - codename Operation Golden Orb - will take place at Westminster Abbey and will be held within one year of Charles' accession.

This comes after Queen Elizabeth used her Platinum Jubilee message to share her wish that Camilla becomes Queen Consort when Charles becomes King.

She said: "I would like to express my thanks to you all for your support. I remain eternally grateful for, and humbled by, the loyalty and affection that you continue to give me. And when, in the fullness of time, my son Charles becomes king, I know you will give him and his wife Camilla the same support that you have given me; and it is my sincere wish that, when that time comes, Camilla will be known as queen consort as she continues her own loyal service."

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