King Charles' scaled-back coronation set to cost the UK up to $125 million

May 06, 2023

Estimates put the cost of King Charles coronation at between £50 million and £100 million ($63-125 million). However, King Charles himself is said to have sought a more scaled-back celebration, with a "shorter," "smaller, less expensive and more representative" ceremony — part of his wider plans for a slimmed down monarchy. A member of the Royal Household works on the Chair of Estate for Britain's King Charles III at Frogmore Workshops in Windsor, west of London, on April 21, 2023, ahead of the coronation of Britain's King Charles III and the Britain's Camilla, Queen Consort on May 6. Mounted police officers patrol ahead of the Coronation of Britain's King Charles and Camilla, Queen Consort, in London, Britain, May 2, 2023. The coronation comes as the U.K. economy remains in the doldrums and many Britons struggle with daily expenses amid the country's cost-of-living crisis.