The three-day coronation of King Charles III ended on Monday with a volunteer day. The monarch allowed himself a day of rest, but spoke up in the evening.
King Charles III thanked the British people on Monday for the “greatest coronation gift possible”. “To know that we have your support and encouragement, to see your warmth expressed in so many ways” was the greatest possible coronation gift, Charles III said.
The celebrations ended with a volunteer day. Heir to the throne Prince William visited a scout club in Slough west of London with his wife Kate and children George, Charlotte and Louis.
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Coronation of Charles III: Monday is proclaimed a holiday
Monday was due to the coronation of King Charles III. declared a public holiday across the UK. The royal family called on people to use their free time for community work. A total of more than 1,500 non-profit organizations wanted to take part in the Volunteer Day under the motto “The Big Help Out”. The organizers hoped for hundreds of thousands of participants.
In addition to William and Kate, other members of the royal family were involved in Volunteer Day. The royal couple themselves took a break two days after the coronation. Although the king and queen “unreservedly support” the volunteer day, according to the palace, they “did not want to personally attend any events.”
Charles, 74, and Camilla, 75, were crowned in London on Saturday. On Sunday, the coronation celebrations continued with tens of thousands of street parties and neighborhood picnics across the country and a major pop concert.
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