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Prince Charles poised for huge break from royal tradition in Queen Camilla coronation plan

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The service, like that held for the Queen in 1953, will take place in Westminster Abbey. But reports suggest many other aspects of the event will differ significantly from the last. All plans are being written up under the codename “Operation Golden Orb”.

The Duchess of Cornwall, who recently received the news she would be known as Queen Consort, as opposed to Princess Consort, when Charles becomes King, will be crowned alongside her husband, according to a report in the Mail on Sunday.

A source told the paper the ceremony will be noticeably streamlined, as per Charles’s vision of a mode modern monarchy.

They said it would be “shorter, sooner, smaller [and] less expensive” than the Coronation which took place almost 70 years ago.

It will happen within a year of Charles’s accession.

The Queen, by contrast, waited for 16 months following the passing of her father, King George VI.

Another marked contrast will be the emphasis on Christianity.

Britain is, undoubtedly, far less of a Christian country today than it was in the middle of the 20th century.

According to the royal source, Charles’s Coronation – whenever it comes – will be “more representative of different community groups and faiths”.

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The paper did, however, highlight a report suggesting that while the influence of Christianity has shrunk in the UK – and the influence of other religions has grown – most Britons back a Christian ceremony.

Only 19 percent of those polled by religion think tank These in 2016 backed a multi-faith ceremony.

It is also understood Prince Charles will replace the current St Edward’s official insignia with a more simple Tudor Crown.

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In a recent significant announcement, the Queen said: “When, in the fullness of time, my son Charles becomes King, I know you [the British people] will give him and his wife Camilla the same support that you have given me.

“It is my sincere wish that, when the time comes, Camilla will be known as Queen Consort as she continues her own loyal service.”

Camilla, in response, is reported to have said she was “very honoured and very touched” by the decision.

Royal historian Marlene Koenig recently described Charles, 73, as “the most prepared heir in history”.

While some have previously suggested his accession could spell trouble for the future of the Royal Family, Ms Koenig told Express.co.uk: “I certainly do not think the monarchy is in any danger.”

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