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How you could play a starring role in King Charles’s coronation

If your ancestor played a part in a previous ceremony, then you could be invited to do the same

Written by
Faima Bakar

Are you related to someone who took part in a historic royal coronation? If so, you can apply to be involved in the coronation of King Charles III later this year.

The king will be maintaining 700-year-old tradition on May 6 as he as allows anyone whose ancestor has played a role in a previous coronation to apply to carry out similar duties this year.

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Any applicants will need to show proof of their hereditary right. A newly established Coronation Claims Office, set up by the Cabinet Office, will then decide on who the successful cohort will be after consulting with ceremonial and ecclesiastical experts. 

Hopefuls will need to put in their name, contact information and detail the claims – or duty – they hope to perform. 

They will then need to show how someone in their family performed the same task. The coronation claims submission form can be downloaded online but the application must be sent in writing or through email before 5.30pm on February 3. 

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