King Charles’ Coronation on May 6 comes at a troubling time for the country, in the middle of a cost of living crisis, and we the public are paying for it!
The Operation Golden Orb committee, planning the ceremony, estimated that King Charles III’s Coronation to cost £100million, although this hasn’t been confirmed.
Meanwhile, the ceremony for Queen Elizabeth II is estimated to have cost a total of £1.57million, the equivalent of £46million today.
Only yesterday the value of his car collection was reported.
As it is a state event it falls on us to pay for it, and we don’t even get an invite?!
Cabinet Office minister Oliver Dowden has said that the King and the government are “mindful of ensuring that there is value for the taxpayer,” when it comes to the Coronation.
He said: “[I]t has always been the case that the government have paid for Coronations. The reason for doing so is that the sovereign is our Head of State and it is important that we mark that properly […] It is right that we celebrate this moment in the life of our nation and do so in an appropriate fashion and in away that the nation can come together in celebrating […]
“These are moments in the life of our nation. They bring joy to millions of people. They also mark us out as a nation around the world […] It is a marvellous moment in our history and people would not want a dour scrimping and scraping. They would want an appropriate ceremony. That is what we will have.”
Over to Private Eye for another cracking little joke in this week’s edition.
Can’t really argue with that?!