Palace furious at Archbishop of Canterburys off-piste Coronation plans

Buckingham Palace officials are reportedly furious over a particular "off-piste" plan to be carried out at King Charles' Coronation by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

The King of England's upcoming service will feature the first ever Homage of the People, an addition that asks members of the public to pledge their loyalty to Charles.

Replacing the more traditional Homage of Peers, it marks yet another modernisation of the Coronation ceremony, last held in 1953 for the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.

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But the change to the Homage of Peers is hoped to provide a "great cry around the nation and around the world of support for the King," The Mirror reported.

Instead of the Homage of Peers, where attending hereditary peers kneel to the King or Queen, a fanfare will instead play and allow time for those at home to proclaim their allegiance.

The controversial Coronation oath reads: "I swear that I will pay true allegiance to Your Majesty, and to your heirs and successors according to law. So help me God."

With the Archbishop of Canterbury taking a major role in proceedings, it would appear he has shaken some Buckingham Palace insiders and left them fuming.

His participation in the Coronation, which will be to proclaim "God Save The King" and a response of: "God Save King Charles. Long live King Charles. May the King live forever," expected from those at home, insiders are unsure of the impact.

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A royal source speaking to The Sun said: "The Archbishop of Canterbury has gone off-piste on this one."

The anonymous insider claims the Archbishop has misunderstood the pledge, and a wave of backlash to the Homage of People has since followed.

Upon announcement of the Homage on Twitter, a flurry of users took to asking how they "do not do that" and hope to avoid the pledge entirely.

Another tweet read: "Thanks, but no thanks. I’ll give this a miss."

Buckingham Palace and the Church of England have been contacted for comment.

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