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We love a celebration and this is one like no other.

6 May 2023 - 11:00am England will Crown King Charles III - King

With the Ceremony taking place at Westminster Abbey at 11am, celebrations at the Palace must be surely underway. I had hoped they might just order some cookies.

For all the Royal Coronation details, you can use this link here to: The Coronation of His Majesty The King

Like most celebrations, there's the excitement, but I can not help but wonder if our King is finding it all daunting? It has been something Charles has long known would come but can you really ever be prepared for such pressure? To the rest of us celebrating, this historic moment, I wonder what he will be thinking during this time. Excitement, anxiousness, hope, sadness for his beloved mother Queen Elizabeth II.

Whatever he is feeling, I hope and we at Manns HQ hope he has the most amazing day.

A bit about our New King

The Prince of Wales, eldest son of The Queen and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, was born at Buckingham Palace at 9.14pm on 14 November 1948.

The Prince's mother Queen Elizabeth II was proclaimed Queen at the age of 25, when her father, King George VI, died aged 56 on 6 February 1952. On The Queen's accession to the throne, Prince Charles - as the Sovereign's eldest son - became heir at the age of three.

The Prince, as Heir to the Throne, took on the traditional titles of The Duke of Cornwall under a charter of King Edward III in 1337; and, in the Scottish peerage, of Duke of Rothesay, Earl of Carrick, Baron Renfrew, Lord of the Isles, and Prince and Great Steward of Scotland.

The Prince was four at his mother's Coronation, in Westminster Abbey on 2 June 1953. Wiki has a great read for her Coronation.

It was decided, that Charles would attend school and not have palace tutor. The Prince started at Hill House school in West London on 7 November 1956. He later went on to board at The Cheam. The Queen created him The Prince of Wales and Earl of Chester, aged 9 years old.

In April 1962 The Prince began his first term at Gordonstoun, he also during this period attended Grammar School in Melbourne, an exchange student at Timbertop. On his return, he was also appointed School Guardian - in modern terms Head Boy.

He attended the University College of Wales at Aberystwyth, learning to speak Welsh.

As he continued through life, he had military exposure, house of lords, trained as a jet pilot with the RAF and in September 1971 after the passing out parade at Cranwell, The Prince embarked on a naval career, following in the footsteps of his father, grandfather and both his great-grandfathers.

That's a small taster of his life, I hope you all enjoy fantastic celebrations, feel free to click down to our shop and we've listed some great ideas below, to add to your picnic basket:-

Following on from our blog last week, check out New Forest Marque for local produce!

Best Cookie Wishes,


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