KING Charles III coronation will include LGBTIQ+ singers

King Charles has demonstrated his intention to be regarded as the 'people's King' by including LGBTIQ+ singers, refugees, and volunteers from the King and Queen Consort's charity affiliations in the event.
Maxwell Elliff  |  World News
The Royal Guard are an iconic part of Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace has announced the inclusion of LGBTIQ+ singers in the upcoming coronation for King Charles III this May. The coronation ceremony will mark the King's ascension to the throne.

A Coronation Concert, held by the BBC at Windsor Castle, will feature the Coronation Choir consisting of diverse singing groups including queer, refugee and deaf performers. While Charles, like his mother, the late Queen Elizabeth II, has never publicly commented on queer rights, the monarchy has ushered in significant laws for the LGBTIQ+ community.

Most notably being the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in 1967 and the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) 

Act in 2014. Elton John has voiced his support of King Charles, believing that he and son Harry would use their influence to ensure homosexuality is decriminalised throughout all nations of the Commonwealth. 

Coronation events are taking place throughout Charnwood to celebrate the coronation of His Majesty King Charles III. The coronation ceremony to mark the King's ascension to the throne will take place at Westminster Abbey in London on Saturday May 6, 2023. An extra bank holiday will take place across the UK on 8 May 2023.


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