King Charles, who came to the throne after the death of his mother, spoke out against the royal past and supported the study of slavery.
King Charles, who came to the throne on September 8, 2022 after the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth, and was crowned on May 6 in a ceremony at Westminster Abbey, has declared his support for the study of slavery.
Last September, his mother, Queen Elizabeth II. While preparations for the coronation ceremony of King Charles, who assumed the throne after the death of Elizabeth, continued in May, the king signed the first.
Buckingham Palace is the 17th and 18th statue of the British monarchy. He announced his support for an investigation into his connection to the slave trade over the centuries.
King III, who was said to take the matter “quite seriously”. It has been stated that Charles was one of the proponents of an independent study initiated by the University of Manchester and the establishment of the Historic Royal Palaces.
ACCESS TO THE ARCHIVE IS ALLOWED
The study will examine whether the monarchy was associated with the Atlantic slave trade in the 17th and 18th centuries. Accordingly, it was reported that access to the royal archives and collections had been secured.
The Guardian newspaper, which revealed the monarchy’s income from the slave trade, in its published study revealed the links of 12 kings and queens with the slave trade over a 270-year period.
The Guardian stressed that for the first time publicly supported the investigation of the royal family’s links to the slave trade.
This comprehensive study of slavery is expected to be completed in 2026.
On the other hand, as the coronation ceremony of King Charles approached, it was announced that the traditional symbol of the throne, the “Stone of Destiny”, had been prepared for the ceremony. The Stone of Destiny is known as an ancient symbol of the Scottish monarchy, used for centuries in the crown ceremonies of kings.
Captured by King Edward I of England in 1296, the stone was returned to Scotland in 1996, 700 years later.
The stone will now be sent back to Westminster Abbey for Charles’s coronation. The Stone of Destiny is traditionally placed under the throne at coronation ceremonies and the monarch sits on this stone.
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