British police have arrested 54 people who protested against the royal family during the coronation of British King Charles. More than 100,000 people traveled to the British capital to celebrate, and the coronation was watched on television by 300 million people.
The arrests drew widespread criticism of the London police. “In the context of the right to freedom of assembly, it is curious that 54 people who expressed a dissenting opinion were arrested,” says former UK correspondent Peter de Ward. It was a relatively small group, so it wasn’t really necessary. Despite the fact that there weren’t many demonstrators, they managed to get their message across: “It’s not mine.” And maybe even the king himself got this.
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She was overwhelmed with praise and support
Despite the arrests, people were Mostly positive and full of praise for the coronation of the new king. “It was a great spectacle, but also a great public relations operation for the monarchy,” de Ward says. Most Britons were overjoyed and delighted to see the coronation. Ancient royal and religious traditions were strictly observed. For example, Charles and Camilla can be seen on the balcony famous for their imposing crowns that have lasted for generations.
On the other hand, Charles also brought innovation and his coronation fit better with the modern image. During the ceremony, there was more variety in invitation policy this time and Charles stressed the importance of religious freedom and sustainability.
Although the celebration of Charles’ coronation was less lavish than that of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, the exorbitant costs caused much outrage. Especially in light of the financial crisis in the UK. The coronation is said to have cost the British taxpayers between £50 and £100 million. According to various accounts, says de Ward, the coronation also brought public and financial benefits. This was because world leaders were present in large numbers. It’s a huge PR operation. Everyone looks up to the UK with great admiration and its global popularity helps the economy too.
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He also caught the attention of the rest of the royal family. Prince Harry attended the coronation ceremony without his wife, Megan, who returned to the United States before the coronation ceremony.
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