KING Charles is expected to be crowned on June 3, unnamed officials have claimed today.
His Majesty's coronation in Westminster Abbey would be almost 70 years to the day after his mother the Queen's ceremony.
She was crowned on June 2 1953, 16 months after becoming monarch. But they are usually held within a year of accession to the throne.
The King will have waited nine months for his ceremony if June 2 goes ahead. Discussions over which days will be bank holidays are ongoing, Bloomberg reported.
It is possible Brits could get a day off work on Friday June 2, when the Queen was crowned, for a long weekend marking the state event.
No date for the King's coronation has officially confirmed and it remains to be decided, The Sun understands.
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Charles will be 74 for the slimmed-down ceremony, making him the oldest British monarch to be crowned.
Planning for the nation's first coronation in 70 years began just 48 hours after the Queen’s emotional state funeral last month.
Sources last month told The Sun the service will be shorter, smaller and less expensive than the Queen's coronation.
Charles has also previously indicated it will also be representative of different faiths and communities — reflecting Britain’s ethnic and religious diversity.
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It's also believed the cost of living crisis would be factored in when planning the service.
One royal source the Mirror: "The King is very aware of the struggles felt by modern Britons so will see his wishes carried through that although his coronation ceremony should stay right and true to the long held traditions of the past, it should also be representative of a monarchy in a modern world.
"The King has long been an advocate of a streamlined or slimmed down monarchy and this project could certainly be said to fit with his vision."
Charles became King when his mother died on September 8 and formally acceded to the throne at a ceremony held two days later at St James’s Palace in London.
At 73 years old, he is the oldest King to ascend to the British throne — beating King William IV who was 64 when he took the crown in 1830.
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