A MEMBER of the clergy has admitted noticing one or two hiccups during the coronation service of the new British monarch, King Charles III, at the Westminster Abbey on Saturday, May 6, Sky News reported.
According to the British free-to-air television news channel, the Bishop of Chelmsford, Guli Francis-Dehqani made the assertion outside St Margaret’s Church next to Westminster Abbey.
“There were one or two things that didn’t go strictly to plan,” Francis-Dehqani was quoted to have said.
When pushed for details, the 56-year-old clergy, added, “I’m not going to embarrass anyone in particular.”
Francis-Dehqani carried the King’s Chalice and gave the King and Queen communion during the coronation service.
“The most special moment for me was receiving communion and taking the chalice to the King and Queen,” she said. “I lost count of how many times I practised that. I didn’t drop it, thankfully, and I handed it back to the people who look after it.”
The ICIR had earlier reported that King Charles became Britain’s first new monarch in 70 years and was crowned at Westminster Abbey in London on Saturday as tens of thousands of people crowded into Central London to witness the coronation.
King Charles succeeded his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, who passed on September 8, 2022.