Huw Edwards very keen to get details of King Charles coronation
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King Charles III’s coronation is scheduled to take place in Westminster Abbey on May 6, with members of the Royal Family, celebrities and world leaders set to attend the spectacle. Ahead of the event, BBC broadcaster Huw Edwards spoke exclusively to Express.co.uk about his hopes for the “breathtaking” coronation.
King Charles will be crowned alongside the Queen Consort Camilla with the world watching next month.
Around 2,000 guests are set to attend the coronation which is the first in the British Royal Family since his late mother Queen Elizabeth II was crowned in 1953.
The Queen was just 25 years old when she became the monarch and a staggering 8,000 people attended her coronation.
While they have been whispers about King Charles’ coronation being “scaled-down”, veteran broadcaster Huw insisted the event would be “huge”.
The BBC journalist is due to be reporting on the event from inside Westminister Abbey alongside broadcasters from other channels.
He told Express.co.uk: “I’m going to be in the Abbey but there will be a cast of quite a few presenters for the procession, outside the Abbey, at the palace, it’s a long list. But I expect to be in the Abbey.”
Huw added: “There’s been lots of talk about scaling it down, there’s been lots of talk about trying to take down the costs and there have been lots of talks about modernising it.
“I think that has given people the rather misleading impression that it’s going to be some kind of scaled-down thing.
“It’s going to be huge,” he said with certainty at the Royal Television Society Awards last week.
When asked about the plans for the historic occasion, Huw admitted he is yet to hear the final details.
Huw explained: “All I have seen are broad plans, I haven’t seen detailed things but the scale and the impact, I think, will be massive.
“Of course, it’s not just the coronation, it’s the entire weekend.”
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“So I am looking forward to it,” he exclaimed. “I’ve got a lot of work to do over the next five weeks but I think it will be fantastic.
“I think the spectacle in [Westminster] Abbey will be absolutely breathtaking.”
He’s waiting for the details of the service itself so he can prepare for the occasion.
He added: “We are still waiting for some of those details so I am very keen to get some of those details as soon as possible.”
All working royals will are set to be in attendance, including the Prince and Princess of Wales and their three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.
However, the youngest of the siblings may be deemed too young to attend.
It has not been confirmed whether the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will attend the event.
King Charles III’s coronation will be broadcast on various channels on May 6.
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