London: British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak A special message in celebration of the coronation of King Charles III, highlighting the central role all faiths must play in a religious ceremony that is more than a thousand years old.
The Indian-born leader and first-ever Hindu of 10 Downing Street himself will take an active part in the ceremony at Westminster Abbey on Saturday, when he reads from the Biblical Book of Colossians in keeping with the modern tradition of UK prime ministers giving readings at state functions.
he and his wife Akshata MurthyNarayana Murthy, daughter of Infosys co-founder Narayana Murthy, will also be at the head of a parade of flag bearers as the UK flag is flown in monastery By a senior cadet in the Royal Air Force (RAF).
“In the monastery where kings were crowned nearly a thousand years ago, representatives of each religion will play a central role for the first time,” Sunak said in a statement on the eve of the historic event.
Coronation of King Charles III Queen Camilla It will be a moment of extraordinary national pride. Together with friends from across the Commonwealth and beyond, we will celebrate the enduring nature of our great monarchy: its fortitude, devotion to duty, and service to others. No other country can offer such a dazzling display – processions, festivals, ceremonies, and street parties.”
However, he stressed that the coronation – the first in 70 years since the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in June 1953 – is not just a spectacle but a proud expression of history, culture and tradition.
He noted: “A living demonstration of the modern character of our country. A cherished ritual by which a new era is born… In a fitting tribute to the spirit of service that will define the Carolean age, people throughout our country will help their communities with thousands of acts of kindness.”
“So this weekend let’s celebrate with pride for who we are and what we stand for. Let’s look to the future with hope and optimism. And let’s make new memories, so we can tell our grandchildren the day we came together to sing: ‘God Save the King’.”


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