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Three days of festivities: Buckingham unveils the program for the coronation of Charles III

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Eva Deschamps / January 23, 2023

The coronation of Charles, 74, will take place eight months after the death of Queen Elizabeth II, who died on September 8 at the age of 96.

 

Buckingham Palace began to unveil on Saturday the program of three days of festivities for the coronation of King Charles III: after the ceremony on May 6 at Westminster Abbey, there will be a star concert, a national “big lunch” and initiatives to promote volunteerism.

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Buckingham wants to make “this historic event” a festive moment, which gives “the opportunity for people to come together ».

 

But will the royal family itself be reunited? Buckingham did not indicate in its statement whether Harry and his wife Meghan, exiled in California, will attend.

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The palace has never officially reacted to the explosive book of the prince, “The Substitute”, published on January 10, in which he makes severe accusations against several members of the royal family, especially his brother William and Queen Consort Camilla.

 

The coronation is traditionally held in the months following the accession to the throne. This period allows for both national and royal mourning to be observed and for the ceremony to be organized.

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The last coronation, that of Elizabeth II, took place on June 2, 1953. For the first time, the ceremony was broadcast on television and watched by 27 million Britons, for 36 million inhabitants at the time. It lasted more than three hours, in front of 8,251 guests gathered in the Abbey. 129 nations and territories were officially represented.

 

The coronation ceremony of Charles III will take place on the morning of May 6, at Westminster Abbey, as it has for previous coronations of British monarchs in the last 900 years. It will be conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, the spiritual leader of the Anglican Church, as is tradition.

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The coronation is a solemn religious service, as well as an occasion for celebration and pageantry,” Buckingham said. The ceremony “will be forward-looking, yet rooted in tradition and long-standing pageantry.

 

Charles’ wife, Camilla, will also be crowned.

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Charles III and Camilla will arrive at Westminster from Buckingham Palace in a procession called the “King’s Procession”. After the ceremony, they will return to Buckingham in the “Coronation Procession”, where they will be joined by other members of the Royal Family.

 

To conclude this first day, the King and Queen Consort, accompanied by members of the Royal Family, will appear on the Buckingham balcony to greet the crowd.

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The next day will be a concert at Windsor Castle, west of London, with “international music icons and contemporary stars”. It will be broadcast on the BBC. Buckingham did not mention the names of the artists who will perform on stage.

 

The audience will include volunteers from charities supported by Charles and Camilla.

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A “coronation choir” will also perform, with singers from refugee choirs, the public health service, LGBTQ+ and deaf singing groups.

 

In the evening, iconic locations around the UK will be illuminated.

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The population will also be invited on May 7 to participate in the “great coronation lunch”, neighborhood parties to “celebrate friendship”. “Thousands of events” are expected to take place in the streets, gardens, parks, according to Buckingham.

 

These popular celebrations are reminiscent of those that took place in June 2022 for Elizabeth’s platinum jubilee, on her 70th year of reign. Across the United Kingdom, tens of thousands of lunches and picnics with neighbors were held to celebrate this extremely popular monarch.

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On Monday, May 8, which will be a public holiday, people will be encouraged to volunteer. This is intended to “bring people together and create a volunteer movement that will last beyond the coronation weekend,” the palace said.

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Moscow attack: Vladimir Putin promises those responsible will all be “punished”, EI says four of its fighters carried out the attack

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Eva Deschamps / March 23,

 

At least 133 people were killed on Friday evening in an armed attack followed by a huge fire at a concert hall on the outskirts of Moscow, which was claimed by the jihadist group Islamic State (EI).
 
The four perpetrators” of the attack were arrested “on their way to Ukraine”, said the Russian president on Saturday March 23.
 
The Russian president spoke at a time of terrible tragedy in Russia. “The four perpetrators” of the attack near Moscow were arrested “on their way to Ukraine”, he said in a televised speech broadcast the day after the murderous attack. “According to initial data [from investigators], on the Ukrainian side, a passage had been prepared for them to cross the border”, he continued, notes Le Monde.
 
The attack, which killed at least 133 people near Moscow, was in the eyes of the Kremlin leader a “bloody and barbaric act of terrorism”. “Peaceful, innocent people […] including children, teenagers and women” were killed, he continued, adding, “I express my deepest and most sincere condolences to those who have lost their loved ones.” A national day of mourning will be observed on March 24.
 
“War”. In his speech, Vladimir Putin assured that “those behind these terrorists will be punished” and that they “will have no future”. On Saturday, the Kremlin announced that eleven people had been arrested, including the four suspects who carried out the attack.

 
As a reminder, the Islamic State (EI) claimed responsibility for the attack. Its Afghan branch, the Islamic State in Khorassan, known as “EI-K”, is suspected of being behind the attack. According to EI, the attack is part of a “raging war” between the organization and countries fighting Islam, its Amaq news agency said in a statement.
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Princess Kate announces cancer diagnosis

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Sylvie Claire / March 23,

 

After weeks of silence from the British royal family, cancer-stricken Princess Kate has announced that she has begun chemotherapy.

 
Princess Kate has been diagnosed with cancer, Kensington Palace announced on Friday evening. The wife of the heir to the British throne has begun chemotherapy. “I’m fine,” assured the 42-year-old princess after her cancer diagnosis was announced. In a video, the princess explained, “I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you personally for all the wonderful messages of support and for your understanding. While I was recovering from surgery, it was an incredibly difficult two months for the whole family. But I had the benefit of a fantastic medical team who took great care of me, for which I am very grateful. In January, I underwent a major domino operation in London and, at the time, my condition was not thought to be cancerous“.
 
She continues: “The operation was successful, but tests carried out after the operation revealed the presence of cancer. My medical team therefore advised me to undergo preventive chemotherapy, and I am now in the early stages of this treatment. William and I have done everything in our power to manage this situation privately, in the best interests of our young family“.
 

Princess Kate explains that it has taken them some time to explain the situation to their children George, Charlotte and Louis. She concludes her message: “But for now, I need to focus on my full recovery. I am also thinking of all those whose lives have been affected by cancer. For anyone facing this disease in any form, don’t lose faith or hide. You are not alone.

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She underwent major abdominal surgery on January 16 at the London Clinic, where she was hospitalized for ten days. For weeks, rumors had been circulating about the princess’s state of health.
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Dragon Ball: a theme park inspired by Toriyama’s universe is coming soon!

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Steph Deschamps / March 23,

 

The world’s first theme park inspired by the world of the famous Japanese manga and anime series Dragon Ball is to be built in a future leisure city in Saudi Arabia, the developer of this colossal project announced on Friday.
 
The planned opening date of this 500,000 m2 theme park was not specified, nor was its cost, as is usually the case for the Saudi kingdom’s tourism megaprojects.
 
Located in Qiddiya, near the capital Riyadh, the park will feature seven different zones from the Dragon Ball universe, around 30 attractions as well as hotels and restaurants, according to a press release from Qiddiya Investment Company, also issued by Japanese studio Toei Animation, producer of the franchise’s cartoons.
 
The death of Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama on March 1 at the age of 68 provoked a worldwide wave of emotion, reflecting the immense popularity of his work.

 
First published in 1984, Dragon Ball is one of the best-selling mangas of all time, and has spawned countless animated series, films and video games. It recounts the adventures of Son Goku, a young martial arts prodigy in search of seven crystal balls to help him and his allies protect the Earth from evil enemies.
 
The new town of Qiddiya is one of the pharaonic projects in Saudi Arabia’s “Vision 2030” program, designed to develop the country’s tourism industry and reduce its economy’s heavy dependence on hydrocarbons.
 
Qiddiya will eventually house several theme parks, sports facilities and cultural venues. Construction of the city began in 2019, but its completion date is not known.
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