King Charles will reportedly honour Queen Elizabeth with the date of his coronation

Publish Date
Friday, 23 September 2022, 3:57PM

Following Queen Elizabeth's state funeral, it is now being reported King Charles may honour his late mother with the date of his coronation.

The 73-year-old monarch is likely to formally take the throne next year and officials are considering organising the event for 2 June, the same date Her Majesty was officially coronated in 1953.

Stressing there was "no rush" to hold the ceremony yet, a source told The Sun newspaper: "There is an awful lot of planning still to do.

"But it will be in May or June depending on what is going on in the world. It potentially could happen on the anniversary of the Queen's ­coronation on June 2 — that is one thing that is naturally considered."

The source continued: "While the family remains in official royal mourning until next Monday nothing will be finalised very soon. But everyone is aware that it must happen next year and May or June is the preferred time."

The service is also likely to be "shorter, smaller, and less expensive" than the Queen's coronation.

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