King Charles’ four-word response as he receives official record of Coronation

A delighted King Charles and Queen Camilla have received the official record of the King’s Coronation.

Charles held his second public-facing event since his cancer diagnosis to view the historic document with Queen Camilla on Wednesday (1 May) and marvelled at the handwritten and lavishly decorated artefact.

The King claimed: “It goes for miles.”

The document follows a centuries-old tradition of creating a handwritten record of a monarch’s coronation but is the first to use paper, not the usual animal skin, reflecting the animal welfare views of the King.

It was authored by Antonia Romeo, the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, who signed the document, which is more than 21 metres long.