Revisited: Cost of the crown part 5 – the coronation of Charles III – podcast | News

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This week we are revisiting some of our favourite episodes. Today in Focus will return with new episodes on Tuesday 2 January 2024.

Before a ceremony steeped in history in which King Charles III finally receives the crown, Jonathan Freedland tells Maeve McClenaghan, it will be a very different tone from the last coronation.

Rather than a country crowning a young queen who was virtually unknown as a public figure, Charles’s views on everything from architecture to ecology have been widely aired. And his reign will be as an old man.

He also arrives on the throne with a lot more known about his private wealth. As we have shown during this week’s series of episodes, he can lay claim to assets of more than £1.8bn. As Britain faces a cost of living crisis, the Treasury has coughed up an estimated £100m for the weekend’s event. Should the family have funded it themselves?

Photograph: Leon Neal/PA

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