Prince Charles May be Crowned in Multifaith Ceremony

September 25, 2006

Source: Christian Today

On September 25, 2006 Christian Today reported, "Prince Charles could be crowned king in a multifaith ceremony, a senior church official recently has revealed. Canon John Hall, the dean-elect of London's Westminster Abbey where the ceremony would take place, claims the traditional Christian ceremony should be altered to incorporate the country's multicultural population... However, a spokeswoman for the Prince insists, 'No discussions have taken place between (Royal household) Clarence House and Canon John Hall.' Queen Elizabeth II's son has already made it clear he would like to be 'defender of faith', rather than 'defender of the faith (Christianity)' when he succeeds to the throne. In addition, former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey controversially claimed that the coronation of the Prince of Wales must be an 'interfaith' event, according to a television interview."