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King Charles’ coronation could be revoked because of an affair: royal author

King Charles’ coronation could be revoked because of an affair: royal author

King Charles’ coronation could be revoked because of an affair: royal author

King Charles’ coronation could be revoked because of an affair: royal author

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  • Author claims that confession could spark a “constitutional crisis” in the Church of England.
  • Charles divorced Princess Diana in 1992 but admitted to being unfaithful two years later.
  • Royal biographer Anthony Holden claims coronation could be annulled due to affair.
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King Charles’ coronation ceremony could be null and void due of his affair, According to a royal author.

The then-Prince of Wales divorced Princess Diana in 1992, despite a biography supported by Charles claiming that he and Camilla were already having an affair in 1986.

Charles admitted to being unfaithful to Diana two years later, in 1994.

Asked whether he had remained true to her during a documentary about his life he said: “Yes, yes… Until it became irretrievably broken down, us both having tried.”

Royal biographer Anthony Holden has now claimed that Charles‘ confession of adultery could spark a “constitutional crisis”.

He wrote in the Guardian : “The Church of England has never crowned a divorced man as King, let alone one who has publicly confessed to adultery – with the relevant woman expecting to be crowned Queen Consort.

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“The late Robert Runcie [the former Archbishop of Canterbury] told me this would require a revision of the coronation oath, which would require a new statute of Parliament.

“Given the convention that Parliament does not debate the monarchy without the monarch’s consent, this would require the Prime Minister to seek King Charles’s permission. This, Runcie told me, would amount to a constitutional crisis.”

However, experts have since questioned the assertions.

Sir Vernon Bogdanor, a research professor at the Centre for British Politics and Government at King’s College London, told the Mail on Sunday: “The wedding of Charles and Camilla was followed by a Service of Prayer and Dedication led by Archbishop Rowan Williams.

‘This surely overrides anything Robert Runcie may or may not have said.”

Geoffrey Robertson KC, a barrister, added: “The coronation is a legal irrelevance, just a silly and superstitious Church of England ritual. Charles has no need at all to be crowned by a minority church.”

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