Samoa’s Head of State, His Highness Tuimalealiifano Va’aletoa Sualauvi II and his Masiofo have left Samoa to attend the coronation of their majesties King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla on the 6th of May.
HE High Commissioner
Francella Strickland and HE Ambasador Fatumanava Dr Pao Luteru are part of Samoa’s official delegation.
This was confirmed by Prime Minister Hon Fiame Naomi Mata’afa during a press conference Thursday afternoon.
“The Head of State will be delivering the keynote address at a Commonwealth – Coronation special event on Small Islands States with Samoa as
the Chair of the Alliance of Small Islands States (AOSIS),” said the Prime Minister.
King Charles is now the
head of the Commonwealth and CHOGM24 hosted by Samoa will be his first leaders meeting
The coronation will take place this weekend, on 6 May at Westminster Abbey. It will begin at 11am, UK time.
King Charles III will be the 40th monarch crowned in the Abbey.
According to the Royal Family, the coronation is a “solemn religious service, as well as an occasion for celebration and pageantry”.
The formal ceremony will include the Recognition, the Anointing, the Coronation Oath, and the Homage.
Following that, a procession will take place before royals stand and wave to the public on the balcony at Buckingham Palace.
As the palace released information about the day, it became apparent that the scale of the event would not be as large as what was seen with Queen Elizabeth in 1953, reflecting the modern age and considering the current cost of living crisis.
As the BBC has reported, King Charles and his wife Camilla will leave Buckingham Palace and be taken to Westminster Abbey in the Diamond Jubilee State Coach.
This coach was built to commemorate Queen Elizabeth’s 60th year on the throne and was used for the first time back in 2014.
At the conclusion of the coronation, the couple will take part in the Coronation Procession, riding in the Gold State Coach. It is 260 years old and has been used at every coronation since William IV’s in 1831, BBC reported.
The procession will see the King travel along Parliament Square and Trafalgar Square.
Upon arrival back at Buckingham Palace, the King and Queen Consort, along with members of the Royal Family, will appear on the balcony to close off the day’s events.