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Coronation of King Charles to include inviting the public to swear allegiance

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LONDON (RockedBuzz via Reuters) – King Charles’s coronation on Saturday will include an invitation to the public to swear allegiance to the monarch and his heirs and successors.

An invitation for people to pay their respects by participating in a “choir of millions of voices” was listed among the novelty elements of an ancient ceremony in a statement from the office of the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby.

That part of the liturgy reads: “All who wish, in the Abbey and elsewhere, say together: I swear I will pay true allegiance to Your Majesty, and to your heirs and successors according to the law. So help me God.”

In other novelties, the service will include other languages ​​associated with the British Isles – a prayer in Welsh and a hymn in Welsh, Scottish Gaelic and Irish Gaelic -, and women bishops will be able to attend, the statement said.

Charles, who became monarch of the United Kingdom and 14 other realms upon the death of his mother Queen Elizabeth in September, is due to be crowned on May 6 at Westminster Abbey in London in a ceremony filled with pomp, pomp and significance religious.

“This coronation celebrates traditions over 1,000 years old,” Welby said on Twitter. “It also features new and revised lyrics and other elements, and participation from people of all ages and many faiths and backgrounds – as we look forward together with hope.”

The new parties will reflect the theme of service to others and will represent and celebrate the country’s diversity, with members of other faiths taking an active role in service for the first time, Welby’s office said.

In the latest details it has released about the event, Buckingham Palace said on Saturday that Charles will wear crimson and purple silk velvet robes that were once worn by his grandfather King George VI during his coronation in 1937.

(Reporting by Muvija M; Editing by Frances Kerry)