From Royal Central
The Sunday Telegraph reports that the coronation of the next Monarch of the United Kingdom, which will be Prince Charles, will not be exclusively an Anglican (Church of England) ceremony and will feature a wide range of religions to reflect the UK’s diverse culture.
Church of England sources have, however, have confirmed that it won’t be in the manner of “defender of all faiths” that Prince Charles famously declared he’d like to be, but in a way which includes other faiths but doesn’t damage the Crown’s status as exclusively Protestant.
The Sunday Telegraph says that the presence of people from other faiths will be largely symbolic and will probably be something like lighting candles or the reading of ‘sacred texts’ from the respective religions.
For over 1000 years, the coronation of British and previously English Monarchs has been a sacred ceremony, designed not only to present the Monarch to their people, but to demonstrate a connection with God and recertifying the Divine Right of Kings.
Read Sunday Telegraph article here
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