Charles warned Brits ‘won’t stomach’ expensive coronation once he becomes King

Prince Charles has been warned by a royal expert that Britons 'would not stomach' a large coronation event for when he ascends to the throne.

The future king is the first in line to the throne and would become the next monarch after Queen Elizabeth II.

The end of Her Majesty's reign will see several changes at Buckingham Palace, royal author Ian Lloyd told the Express.

The commentator believes Brits, and society itself, have changed over the past 70 years since the Queen took up her role as head of the UK.

Because of the vast differences, key ceremonies like the coronation of the next monarch, may not take place in the same way as seen previously.

Mr Lloyd, author of The Duke: 100 Chapters in the Life of Prince Philip, said: "The first thing that could happen after the Queen's death is the coronation of Charles.

"I think it will be smaller, much reduced in comparison with the one of the Queen in 1953.

"I don't think people would stomach such a vast ceremony."

He added that the Queen's coronation took an entire year to plan, and Westminster Abbey was transformed for the event.

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The annexe was built to create more seating areas.

Mr Lloyd warns that people today wouldn't "like those kinds of things".

But, he stressed, it wouldn't be over Charles' popularity or anything to do with the Prince of Wales.

Instead, it would be down to disliking an expensive ceremony, no matter who would be crowned next.

The Queen's large coronation, which he called a "massive spectacle", appears that it took place centuries ago instead of the seven decades.

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He went on to add that instead of a lavish event, Charles could adopt a swear-in ceremony, similar to Europe.

The UK, as it stands, is the only country left in the continent that still practises coronations.

Monarchies in Europe either take part in inauguration ceremonies or never practised coronations.

For Brits, our monarchs are anointed over being appointed as the Kings and Queens in the UK act as head of the Anglican Church as well.

The Queen ascended to the throne in 1952, following the death of her father, King George VI.

The monarch is preparing to celebrate her Platinum Jubilee next year to mark her 70th year on the throne.

The event will be celebrated with a four-day long Bank Holiday weekend in the UK.

The four-day weekend will begin on a special Trooping the Colour parade, in London, and continue until June 5.

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