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Corgi CC89205 Coronation of King Charles III - New Routemaster
The Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III on Saturday 6th May 2023 marks a significant moment in the history of the United Kingdom. His mother Queen Elizabeth II served as the longest reigning monarch in British history, loved and respected around the world for the seventy years she sat as Head of State. For many members of the population of the United Kingdom, this is the first time they will have witnessed the Coronation of a new monarch, with all of the attendant pageantry and traditions that come with it.
King Charles III’s Coronation is only the third Coronation of an English monarch to take place on a Saturday; the first was King Harold II on January 6th 1066, who was also the last Anglo-Saxon monarch. Harold was notably the first monarch to be crowned at Westminster Abbey in London; the Abbey has been preserved as the traditional venue for Coronations ever since.
All previous special commemorative Royal die-cast bus models produced by Corgi have used the iconic Classic Routemaster; for the first time, and to mark the beginning of a new chapter in our nation’s history, this model uses the modern New Routemaster to celebrate His Majesty’s Coronation. As the youngster who would become King said in 1954: “There is nothing nicer in the world than a bus.”
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