King Charles’ Coronation Could Reportedly Be Invalidated Due To His Affair With Camilla, According To A Royal Expert
Prince Harry is in the spotlight right now because of all the bombshells from his Spare memoir, but the other royals aren’t completely out of the woods either! King Charles is still in the headlines as insiders are reportedly hinting that his coronation could be called off due to his past relationship with Camilla — and we have so many questions!
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What do we know so far about the coronation of King Charles?
We currently know that the 74-year-old monarch’s coronation will take place on Saturday, May 6 at Westminster Abbey, where we will see the crown officially placed on his head. It will be the first coronation of its kind since Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation in 1953, so it’s no surprise to hear that the royal family are planning a “glorious” “once-in-a-lifetime” spectacle with 2,000 guests. .
The coronation could be invalidated because of King Charles’ confession of adultery
However, according to a royal expert, the coronation may not be the smooth sailing the new King and royal family are hoping for, as it could be derailed by King Charles’ earlier confession of infidelity with the late Princess Diana, with whom he was married. at the time, with his now wife and current Queen consort Camilla – then better known as Camilla Parker-Bowles.
Church of England ‘Never Crowned Divorced Man King’
Royal expert Anthony Holden suggested the coronation could be invalidated because King Charles confessed to adultery – something a monarch has never confessed to in the past! “The Church of England has never crowned a divorced man as King, let alone one who has publicly confessed to adultery – with the relevant woman waiting to be crowned Queen’s consort,” Holden wrote in The Guardian, adding that the adultery of to King Charles “shall require a new charter of Parliament,” adding, “The late Robert Runcie [the former Archbishop of Canterbury] told me that would require a revision of the coronation oath.”
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“Given the convention that Parliament does not debate the monarchy without the consent of the monarch, this would require the Prime Minister to seek the permission of King Charles. That, Runcie told me, would constitute a constitutional crisis,” Holden added.
Other experts say King Charles has ‘nothing to worry about’
However, other experts have hinted that the new monarch has nothing to worry about because of something that happened at his and Camilla’s wedding in April 2005. According to Sir Vernon Bogdanor, a research professor at the Center for King’s College London’s British Politics and Government spoke to the Mail on Sunday, “Charles and Camilla’s wedding was followed by a Service of Prayer and Devotion, led by Archbishop Rowan Williams. This surely surpasses anything Robert Runcie could have said or not.”
Bogdanor is not the only one to share this opinion, as barrister Geoffrey Robertson KC also assessed, adding: “The coronation is a legal affair, just a silly and superstitious Church of England ritual. Charles has no need at all to be crowned by a church of the minority”.
King Charles and Camilla are said to have the blessing of the new Archbishop of Canterbury
Contrary to what Holden said about the late Robert Runcie, the current Archbishop of Canterbury is said to be “looking forward” to crowning the new King and Queen, which is a sign of changing times and the Royal Family moving with the times! A spokesman for Lambeth Palace reportedly said: “We cannot comment on accounts of a private conversation that Archbishop Robert Runcie may have had when he was Archbishop of Canterbury from 1980-1991. But clearly much has changed since then – both in society and in the Church of England”.
“The current Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, is looking forward to the great honor of the coronation of King Charles III and the Queen Consort in May this year,” they added. “Across the Church of England we continue to pray for the King and Queen Consort as they prepare for this important moment in the life of our nation and the Commonwealth.”