Read to find out what issues Brits can run into during the coronation.
With less than two weeks left until the coronation of King Charles III, Brits are eagerly preparing for this historic event. The coronation, which will take place on May 6th, will see Charles III ascend to the throne as the new King of England, Scotland, and Wales.
However, Brits were warned of a fine if they end up doing something that impedes the coronation.
The coronation process
The coronation of King Charles III will include many traditional elements of the royal ceremony The ceremony is expected to take place in Westminster Abbey, the historic church that has been the site of royal coronations for over a thousand years.
During the ceremony, King Charles will be anointed with holy oil, receive the royal sceptre and the rod of equity, and be crowned with the St. Edward's Crown. He will also take an oath to uphold the law and the Church of England.
The coronation will be a significant event for the British people, as they welcome a new monarch to the throne and celebrate their country's rich history and traditions.
The coronation will be different from his mother's, the late Queen Elizabeth II, with only 2,000 guests attending due to health and safety restrictions. This is a significant reduction compared to the more than 8,000 guests who attended the late Queen's coronation.
King Charles has invited representatives from his charity affiliations and various voluntary sectors to create a diverse congregation for the historic event. In contrast, only a small number of Members of Parliament and peers have been invited to the ceremony.
This will be a unique coronation, reflecting the challenges and limitations posed by the ongoing cost-of-living crisis. Despite the smaller gathering, the event will still be a significant moment in the history of the British monarchy.
With the coronation approaching, many people are eager to decorate their homes to celebrate the historic event. However, homeowners need to be careful not to violate the law, as some popular decorations could result in a fine of up to £5,000 if they pose a danger to visitors or passers-by.
Rated People, a platform that helps people find tradespeople, is advising property owners to exercise caution when decorating. The Occupier’s Liability Act 1957 and Occupier’s Liability Act 1984 hold homeowners accountable for ensuring that their property is safe for visitors.
If they fail to comply with these legal requirements, they could be subject to severe financial penalties. As such, homeowners are encouraged to prioritize safety when choosing decorations to avoid any potential mishaps during the coronation festivities.
CEO of Rated People, Adrienne Minster said:
Along with many other people in the UK, we can’t wait for the long weekend to celebrate the King’s Coronation, but nothing kills the party spirit more than a hefty fine.
At Rated People, we want homeowners to have a great time. It was important to alert them about the potential risks and help them avoid a fine with our tips on how to decorate in the safest possible way.
With this in mind, homeowners are advised to consider safety when choosing and displaying their decorations, while still keeping the celebratory spirit of the coronation alive.