King Charles III is said to beryllium "very excited" arsenic he prepares for nan biggest time of his life.
The eldest son of nan precocious Queen Elizabeth II and his wife, Camilla, Queen Consort, will beryllium crowned connected May 6 astatine London’s Westminster Abbey. Following astir a 1000 years of tradition, nan work will beryllium conducted by nan Archbishop of Canterbury.
"I deliberation they’re very excited," Lady Anne Glenconner, Princess Margaret’s erstwhile lady-in-waiting, told Fox News Digital. "And it’s truthful breathtaking because location are very fewer group live for illustration maine who were portion of nan past coronation. I’m nan only personification to person written astir nan coronation who was really successful it. We’re perfectly looking guardant to it very much."
King Charles III will beryllium crowned connected May 6 astatine London's Westminster Abbey. (Alastair Grant / WPA Pool / File)
The 90-year-old has known Charles, 74, since he was astir 3 years old. Her mother, Lady Elizabeth Yorke, was a lady-in-waiting to nan queen. Glenconner wrote a follow-up to her 2020 memoir that was published connected Feb. 21 titled "Whatever Next? Lessons from an Unexpected Life."
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"When Prince Charles had mumps aliases measles, he utilized to travel to my family location here," she chuckled. "I’ve ever known him and he’s specified a friend. … And [this coronation] will beryllium different. … There won’t beryllium truthful galore group successful nan Abbey. … There were 8,000 group erstwhile nan queen was crowned. I deliberation there’s only going to beryllium 2 to 3,000 group this time. And I deliberation he will beryllium overmuch much inclusive of each different religions and each nan group that person worked for his charities."
While members of nan royal family will be Charles’ coronation, it remains to beryllium seen if Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will return to nan U.K. for nan festivities. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex unrecorded successful California.
It's unclear whether nan Duke and Duchess of Sussex will recreation to nan U.K. for King Charles III's coronation. (Angela Weiss / AFP / File)
In caller months, nan king has been rocked by family drama. In December, nan Duke and Duchess of Sussex said of their struggles pinch royal life successful a six-part docuseries connected Netflix titled "Harry & Meghan." Then successful January, Harry released an explosive memoir titled "Spare." The 38-year-old has antecedently spoken astir his estrangement from his begetter and elder brother, Prince William, since he departed from nan U.K.
Glenconner said Charles has been "absolutely great" arsenic a king.
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"He made a awesome reside astatine Christmas, which nan queen ever did," she explained. "I [thought] he was rather tense astir it. It was nan first clip he was going to beryllium addressing nan nation, addressing nan Commonwealth. But he did it truthful well. … He’s had a agelong clip to prepare, of course. … He’s environmentally up-to-date and wants to help. And group emotion him. I noticed [when] he’s gone out, group are clapping and shouting. He goes and talks to them. You tin spot him reacting to them very well."
Lady Anne Glenconner was among those who stood beside Queen Elizabeth II during her coronation. (Hulton Archive / Getty Images)
"And everybody loves nan queen consort," Glenconner shared. "I person met her a fewer times now and she’s delightful. And of course, they’re truthful successful love. It’s truthful beautiful seeing them together. I deliberation she’ll beryllium a awesome queen."
Palace officials antecedently said for years that nan 75-year-old "intended" to beryllium known arsenic "Princess Consort" alternatively of nan accepted "Queen Consort." However, nan mobility of title was resolved erstwhile Elizabeth declared that she wanted Camilla to beryllium known arsenic "Queen Consort" aft her boy became king. It was an endorsement that formally signified nan family’s acceptance of Camilla arsenic a respected elder member. It was besides wide seen arsenic a move by Elizabeth to pave a soft modulation to Charles’ reign.
King Charles III and Camilla, Queen Consort, be a reception to observe nan 2nd day of The Reading Room astatine Clarence House connected Feb. 23, 2023, successful London. (Chris Jackson / Getty Images / File)
The endorsement was made successful February 2022 erstwhile Elizabeth marked nan 70th day of her ruling. She passed distant successful September of that twelvemonth astatine property 96.
Glenconner noted that Camilla has been basal to Charles’ reign.
"The point astir nan queen consort is that she ne'er pushes guardant – he’s ever first," she explained. "She conscionable supports him and loves him. … I deliberation it’s nan support. You could spot their assemblage connection together. You could conscionable show they’re very happy. And I deliberation that’s her concealed [to their marriage]. She conscionable makes him very happy. And she’s not going to make herself into a star. … She’s his wife, she’s supporting him."
Camilla and Charles joined successful 2005. (Victoria Jones / Pool / Getty Images / File)
In 2020, Glenconner said to Fox News Digital astir nan queen’s younger sister, who passed distant successful 2002 astatine property 71. At nan time, she described really Margaret was a different benignant of "spare."
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"She was utilized to it," said Glenconner astatine nan time. "It’s a life she was calved into. She wanted to do her very best, which she did. It’s not nosy to person each eyes connected you and person nan world watch your each move. But she didn’t kick astir nan life she was given."
"I ne'er recovered her to beryllium difficult," she said. "She simply wanted to do her activity arsenic smoothly arsenic possible. There person been rumors astir really difficult she was – rumors that I wanted to put to remainder because she really was a awesome friend. The property besides depicted her arsenic this statement girl. I mean, she liked parties. She loved dancing, singing and music. But location was besides a overmuch much superior broadside to her that nan property didn’t constitute about. Perhaps that communicative wasn’t arsenic interesting. But I sewage fed up pinch those narratives because they didn't really cognize my friend."
From left, Carolina Herrera, Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, and Lady Anne Glenconner be a statement astatine nan location of Lynn and Oscar Wyatt successful Houston connected Feb. 5, 1982. (Don Berkman / WWD / Penske Media via Getty Images)
"I retrieve we utilized to sojourn a small spot successful London for young men who had AIDS," Glenconner continued. "Their partners had passed distant and their families either wanted thing to do pinch them aliases they were conscionable excessively frightened to visit. This was a clip of awesome unknown. I retrieve we utilized to spell location agelong before nan Princess of Wales did. She wanted to cognize personification was location for them. And she would make them laughter aliases show stories during this clip of despair. There were nary paparazzi. It was conscionable her. And they loved her for it. She made them forget."
"When my son, Henry, sewage AIDS successful nan ‘80s, she couldn’t person been much marvelous. He perfectly adored her – each my children did. I ne'er forgot that. There was really different broadside to her."
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Stephanie Nolasco covers intermezo astatine Foxnews.com.