Huw Edwards insists King Charles coronation will be huge
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Last year, the 61-year-old journalist announced the death of Queen Elizabeth II to BBC viewers while maintaining his composure throughout. He is now gearing up for her son, King Charles III’s, coronation which is just a matter of weeks away. Ahead of the spectacle, Huw Edwards insisted the event will be “huge” and “take people by surprise”.
Speaking exclusively with Express.co.uk at the Royal Television Society Awards on Tuesday night, Huw said: “I think the coronation is going to be on a scale which takes people by surprise.
“There’s been lots of talk about scaling it down, there’s been lots of talk about trying to take down the costs and there have been lots of talks about modernising it.
“I think that has given people the rather misleading impression that it’s going to be some kind of scaled-down thing.
“It’s going to be huge,” he said with conviction on the red carpet.
Huw continued: “All I have seen are broad plans, I haven’t seen detailed things but the scale and the impact, I think, will be massive.
“Of course, it’s not just the coronation, it’s the entire weekend.”
“So I am looking forward to it,” he added. “I’ve got a lot of work to do over the next five weeks but I think it will be fantastic.
“I think the spectacle in [Westminster] Abbey will be absolutely breathtaking.”
Huw believes people will enjoy the event and stressed how he and his colleagues don’t have “a lot of detail” about “who is doing what” within the service itself yet.
Huw concluded: “We are still waiting for some of those details so I am very keen to get some of those details as soon as possible.”
King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla will be surrounded by members of the Royal Family, politicians and celebrities for their crowning on May 6.
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It has not been confirmed whether the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be attending the event.
In February, a representative for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle confirmed they’d received email correspondence on behalf of the King.
King Charles’ coronation is taking place in Westminster Abbey, in London, where there are expected to be 2,000 guests in attendance.
In comparison, Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation had 8,000 guests back in 1953.
Last year was a monumental one for the monarchy and Huw’s career as he broke the news to the nation of the Queen’s death.
He took to Instagram to reflect on fronting the BBC’s coverage of the 96-year-old monarch’s death and expressed his gratitude.
Sharing a photograph of himself looking at Buckingham Palace from the studio, he penned: “It’s been a privilege.
“My colleagues are the best. Thanks for all the kind messages.”
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