After the coronation
Anne rides behind Charles’ carriage in the procession
Charles and Camilla headed back to Buckingham Palace after the coronation. Princess Anne had a special role in the procession.
King Charles III (74) made his way to Buckingham Palace together with Queen Camilla (75) as the newly crowned royal couple. 6,000 members of the armed forces accompanied them on the rainy streets. Many onlookers have gathered along the way. Princess Anne (72) rode behind the “Golden State” carriage, in which the monarch and queen were seated.
Princess Anne assumed the position of the prestigious “Gold-Stick-in-Waiting” for the procession, as the British “Mirror” reports. This role is traditionally given to a trusted person. The king wanted to use it to honor his sister for her unwavering loyalty over the years. As His Majesty’s “Personal Adjutant”, the Princess rode behind the carriage of King Charles III. and Queen Camilla after being crowned at Westminster Abbey. As the royal couple rode back to Buckingham Palace in the “Golden State” carriage, Anne led the procession with 6,000 military personnel. These are soldiers from the British military and armed forces from across the Commonwealth.
The “Gold State Coach” is the absolute gem among the royal carriages. The carriage was first used by King George III. (1738-1820) and has been used at every coronation since that of William IV (1765-1837) in 1831. The Earl Marshal, Edward William Fitzalan-Howard, who is in charge of planning the coronation, previously said in a short clip that the second procession back to the palace will be “huge”, “with all the pomp that Britain can muster”. . A traditional performance by the royal family is then expected on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.