The soon-to-be coronated couple started their romance in the early 90s. Remaining friends while still married to their respective partners indicated they would remain inseparable forever. However, on April 9, 2005, the royal couple walked down the aisle.
The death of Queen Elizabeth II on September 8 moved them up in the hierarchy chain to become the ceremonial leaders of the United Kingdom. Now, for their first Christmas as King and Queen, Charles and Camilla are showing off their unique bond.
King Charles and Queen Camilla Are In The Christmas Spirit
On Monday, the Royal family released this year’s Christmas card from the King and the Queen Consort to mark the merry holiday. The photo used for the highly anticipated card showed King Charles and Queen Camilla looking so fond of each other.
His Majesty was seen in a brown suit standing close to his Queen Consort, who donned a green outfit with a matching hat. Camilla, who seemed to be a step below Charles, looked fondly at him with a warm and wide smile on her face.
The longtime lovebirds seemed to be having a little chat as the King leaned slightly toward his wife and had a playful smile on his face. The upload on Instagram was captioned, “🎄✉️ We’re pleased to share this year’s Christmas Card from The King and The Queen Consort.”
It was also revealed that the photo used for the holiday card was taken in September 2022 at the Braemar Games. The post had over 100000 likes and attracted both appreciation and displeasure alike.
One comment read, “Not a fan,” showing disapproval either at the couple or at the celebratory note. Another follower who was a fan of the royal couple wrote, “Just a lovely choice. King Charles and Queen Camille are doing an awesome job and have been doing it for many years now. The Royal Family stands united and strong. They hold their heads high and get on with the job. So very proud of them.”
The holiday ritual from the couple is fascinating to the public as it is their first Christmas since ascending the throne, but while they wait for the big coronation day, the ceremonial heads are fulfilling all obligations as per the law.
Previously, The Blast reported on what to expect from the couple’s coronation. The date of King Charles III’s official coronation was announced via a statement on their Twitter page that read, “The Coronation of His Majesty The King will take place on Saturday 6 May 2023 at Westminster Abbey. The Ceremony will see His Majesty King Charles III crowned alongside The Queen Consort.”
Like every other coronation, it will uphold the traditions of having the Archbishop of Canterbury coronate Charles and his wife.
The accession to the throne is an essential ceremony for the citizens of Great Britain. It signifies a new dawn for their society, so preparing for such an event is done with pomp and pageantry.
A spokesperson for the Royal family corroborated the statement, saying, “The coronation will reflect the monarch’s role today and look toward the future while being rooted in long-standing traditions and pageantry.”
Several world leaders and dignitaries will join Charles and Camilla, and most definitely, other members of the royal family will be attending.
However, the preparation for this event will not be as lavish as that of King Charles’s mother, the late Queen Elizabeth II, which occurred in 1953. This decision to cut costs is to accommodate the brewing financial crisis that may push the country into recession.
King Charles is adamant about keeping the event to a low profile and would like to use it to showcase the country’s diversity. Per reports, his insistence may be because of unfavorable situations that occurred in the past.
King Charles III’s Short Reign Is Characterized By Egging Incidents
The release of King Charles III & Queen Camilla’s Christmas card comes days after the monarch endured his second egging incident in the space of one month. As reported by The Blast, the King was egged at St. George’s Square in Luton during a royal outing on Tuesday, December 6.
Luckily, his bodyguards interceded by moving him away from the scene before things got messy and the individual was arrested by law enforcement. A previous egging encounter happened in early November during a visit to York, England.
The perpetrator, named Patrick Thelwell, threw an egg at King during his visit to York with his wife Bowles to unveil the statue of his late mother. This act was in protest to the royal family and the wave history of the country.
The ex-student of York university said, “This country was built on the blood of slaves,” before he was whisked away by the appropriate authority.
However, both isolated incidents did not faze Charles, as he continued to perform his duties and obligations to the public.