Young Charles 8-word worry at Queens Coronation that turned out to be false
A young King Charles expressed worry at his late mother's Coronation seventy years ago that crowds wouldn't turn up for his own crowning moment.
A four-year-old Charles attended the event alongside his grandmother the Queen Mother and aunt Princess Margaret and is said to have fond memories of the big day.
This included seeing the huge crowds that packed into the Mall and around the Victoria Monument that day to see the newly-crowned Queen on the Buckingham Palace balcony.
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These memories sparked fear in Charles when it came to thinking ahead to his Coronation, reports the Mail.
Royal expert Richard Kay claims the King once told a friend about the crowds: "Of course, they'll never do that for me."
However, he was ultimately proved wrong as thousands of revellers packed the procession route last month in wet conditions to catch a glimpse of him and the newly-crowned Queen Camilla.
The late Queen's Coronation took place 70 years ago today on June 2, 1953.
Queen Elizabeth succeeded her father, King George VI, at the age of 25 after he died from lung cancer aged just 56 on February 6, 1952.
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Born in London on April 21, 1926, to The Duke and Duchess of York, Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary never had any expectation of the future that lay before her, but the abdication of her uncle King Edward VIII in 1936 rocked the Royal Family and propelled the unprepared King George VI onto the throne.
Royal expert Jennie Bond told OK! that King Charles is following in his mother's footsteps with his own reign.
She said: "I think we all saw at the King’s Coronation that it is a very solemn and serious ceremony in which the sovereign pledges to uphold the laws of the United Kingdom, and realms, as well as the laws of God.
"Those promises were extremely important to the Queen, and undoubtedly equally so to King Charles."
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