King Charles III’s Coronation to Include Indian Community Workers Amongst World Leaders, Royalty

Last Update: May 02, 2023, 03:02 AM IST

The last coronation took place 70 years ago when Queen Elizabeth II, mother of Charles, was crowned.  (Image: Reuters)

The last coronation took place 70 years ago when Queen Elizabeth II, mother of Charles, was crowned. (Image: Reuters)

Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar is expected to represent India at the majestic ceremony

The 2,200-strong congregation that will gather at Westminster Abbey in London on Saturday for the coronation of King Charles III will include royalty such as the Prince of Wales, Buckingham, world leaders and several Indian community activists associated with the monarch’s charity initiative. Palace has said.

In a glimpse of the guest list unveiled on Monday evening, it emerged that an architect working on sustainability, a self-made consultant and a budding chef are among the Indians who will be hosted at the Abbey along with heads of state and government. Will be seated.

Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar is expected to represent India at the grand ceremony, which was last seen 70 years ago when Charles’ late mother was crowned Queen Elizabeth II in June 1953.

“The guests attending will include members of the Royal Family as well as international representatives from 203 countries, including approximately 100 heads of state,” Buckingham Palace said.

Among them are Saurabh Phadke, a graduate of the Prince’s Foundation Building Craft Program and the Prince’s Foundation School of Traditional Arts – established by Charles as Prince of Wales at Dumfries House, Scotland, with a vision to provide holistic solutions to the challenges faced Will be from. World.

Phadke was part of a group of students who completed a “live build” of the summerhouse at the heart of Hillsborough Castle’s walled garden in 2018-19.

“Before coming to Dumfries House to study, Saurabh, now 37, led a nomadic existence, moving from community to community to lead education in the sciences and social studies and He used his architecture degree and skills in earthworks to help plan and build housing. school facilities,” the palace said in a statement.

Other young people involved with the former Prince of Wales’ charity initiative who were invited ahead of his elevation as king include Gulsha, who was honored with the Prince’s Trust Global Award in 2022 for her extraordinary determination And the achievements were demonstrated through their involvement in charity. program in India.

Delivered by The Princess Trust International partner Magic Bus India Foundation, Gulsha completed the Get Into program, which she had heard about in college. Learning through an online environment, Gulfsha honed a range of workplace skills and successfully interviewed for her first job. She now works for a consultancy firm, providing price estimates for construction projects,” Mahal said.

From Canada, Indian-origin Jai Patel is also among those invited to AB on Saturday to complete the Prince’s Trust Canada youth employment program in May 2022.

“Jay gained valuable skills and secured a job as a cook at Toronto’s iconic CN Tower – one of the city’s most famous landmarks. Now on his path to becoming a chef, Jay is passionate about inspiring others to find the same kind of support network that helped him achieve success,” revealed Mahal.

In addition to the seated guests at the Abbey, the King and Queen Camilla and 400 young people representing charitable organizations nominated by the UK government will watch the coronation service and procession from inside St Margaret’s Church in Westminster Abbey.

The overall guest list will also include Members of Parliament, former British Prime Ministers, representatives of the Church and other religions, representatives of the country’s defense services, Nobel laureates and British Empire Medal (BEM) recipients.

The congregation will also feature a number of celebrities including American singer-songwriter Lionel Richie Prince as an ambassador for the trust and Kelly Jones, lead singer of the band Stereophonics, for her association with the trust.

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