The Construction Development Alliance (CDA) would like to congratulate the new King and Queen of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth Realms.

On the 6th of May 2023, the World was invited to watch via TV broadcasting as King Charles III and Queen Camila were crowned as the new King and Queen of the UK and Commonwealth.

The coronation is a symbolic formality and does not signify the official beginning of the monarch’s reign; their reign commences from the moment of the preceding monarch’s death, maintaining legal continuity of the monarchy. For some that have not researched or witnessed a Coronation before, the thought of a new ruler would be daunting, but in Britain, the King or Queen is not the head of a governing monarchy as seen in other countries.

What the Winsor family hold is the role of representing the country; the Sovereign and their family act as a focus for national identity, unity and pride. The Winsor family’s part is to provide the people of the UK and Commonwealth a sense of strength and continuity, to officially recognise success and excellence, and support the ideal of voluntary service.

Many can not remember the last time a monarch was crowned and the traditions that accompany the procedure. It had been reported that many practices would be adapted or removed as they no longer apply to the modern country.

There had been around 2,200 people that were invited to attend the coronation ceremony. This included members of the royal family, representatives of the Church of England and other Christian denominations, prominent politicians from the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth, foreign royalty, heads of state and heads of government.

The whole ceremony was broadcast live via TV Broadcasting centres as well as on social media, with the BBC reporting to have had a peak of 13.4 million; this figure fluctuated throughout the day.

The CDA members look forward to seeing what the new king and queen will bring during their reign, and they would like to congratulate them on their new roles.

Information on the Royal Family of the United Kingdom can be found on the official website. Click here.