Public asked to ‘shout and swear allegiance’ at Charles’ coronation | UK News

Members of the public during the Platinum Party at the Palace outside Buckingham Palace, London, on day three of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations for Queen Elizabeth II. Picture date: Saturday June 4, 2022.

Lambeth Palace hope there will be a ‘huge cry across the nation’ in support of Charles (Image: PA)

Millions of people around the world are being asked to show their loyalty to the king when they see the coronation.

Charles’ coronation was modernized to include the first-ever tribute to the people, giving the public an active role in the ancient ceremony for the first time in history.

Lambeth Palace hopes the significant change to the historic service will prompt those watching on TV, online or at open-air events on big screens to give a “huge cry across the nation and world in support for the King.” ‘ ejaculate.

It replaces the traditional homage of peers, in which a long line of hereditary peers knelt and personally took a vow to the monarch.

The words and deeds of the coronation service – known as the liturgy – have been revealed after being decided in close consultation with the King, the Archbishop of Canterbury and the government.

The new Homage of the People was launched to encourage “a chorus of millions of voices to be able, for the first time in history, to take part in this solemn and joyful moment,” according to Lambeth Palace.

During the ceremony, Archbishop Justin Welby will call on ‘all persons of good will in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and in the other kingdoms and territories to pay homage in heart and voice to their undisputed King, the Defender of all’.

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The coronation of Charles III. takes place on Saturday 6 May (Image: Getty/AFP)

The order of worship on May 6 reads: “All who wish, in the abbey and elsewhere, say together:

“All: I swear that I will swear allegiance to Your Majesty and your heirs and assigns. May God help me.’

A fanfare is then played.

A spokesman for Lambeth Palace, the archbishop’s office, said: “The Homage of the People is particularly exciting because it is brand new.

“It’s something we can be a part of because of technological advances, so not just the people of the abbey, but also people who are online, on TV, who are listening and who are gathering in parks, in front of big screens and in churches.

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The historic coronation of Her Majesties King Charles III. and Queen Camilla takes place at Westminster Abbey on Saturday 6th May 2023.

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“We’re hoping that at the point where the Archbishop invites people to join in, people, wherever they are, if they’re watching TV alone at home, will say it out loud — that sense of a big shout across the nation and on.” the whole world of support for the king.’

People hold Union Jack flags as they attend the BBC Platinum Party at the Palace as part of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations in London, Britain, June 4, 2022. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/Pool

The ‘Homage of the People’ is new (Image: PA)

The words printed in the service are for “everyone to join in”.

Before the tribute to the people, the Archbishop of Canterbury will pay homage as a representative of the Church of England, followed by the Prince of Wales – who will perform the only tribute of royal blood.

Just as his grandfather Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh did for his wife Elizabeth II at her coronation, William will kneel before the monarch, put his hands between his father’s and pledge to be his “liege man for life and limb”. to be.

He will say: I, William, Prince of Wales, pledge my loyalty to you, and I will bring you faith and truth as your liege man for life and limb. May God help me.’

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Lambeth Palace said it hopes everyone around the world joins in by showing loyalty to the King (Image: AFP)

Through the symbolic act, the heir to the throne is obliged to the monarch as the king’s “liege man”.

In the past, other dukes have paid homage to royal blood, but this time, with only William of the royal family attending, there is no need for the Dukes of Sussex and York to fill that role.

The removal of the homages from hereditary peers also has the benefit of reducing the length of the service, which is now two hours instead of about three hours as was the case at the late Queen’s coronation.

William has another duty during the service.

He will enter the Coronation Theater earlier in the ceremony in the investiture segment and will help dress the king in the royal robe, also known as the mantle, prior to the coronation.

William will join Baroness Merron, former Chief Executive of the British Jewish House of Representatives, in helping the bishops put the “robe of justice” on his father.

The robe represents what was given to the king as sovereign by God.

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