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Perhaps not. With King Charles III’s intention to have a slimmed down monarchy and for that to be reflected in the ceremony perhaps the expectation is that it reflects the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth today. With some of the elements of the ceremony dipping back over 1000 years it might be hard to think that it can relate the highs and lows of twenty-first century Britain.
To mark the upcoming Coronation of King Charles III, young people considered the event's significance and whether or not it sufficiently sums up the values, issues, and identities of contemporary Britain. Young people aged 5-11 looked at the different ways it will be celebrated and discussed how they felt about the occasion.
I feel excited to see it because I haven't seen a Coronation before. I'm looking forward to a family party.
We think that we are spending far too much money on the Coronation, it’s disgusting when so many people are living in poverty. On the other hand, we wouldn’t mind celebrating the monarchy more if it meant extra bank holidays!
No. I'm not interested in the coronation at all. I don't care about all of their gold and their wealth. Our entire group feel the coronation is something that is of no interest or relevance to their life.