Multi-faith Coronation For Britain's Next King?
British heir-to-the-throne PRINCE CHARLES could be crowned king in a multi-faith ceremony, a senior church official has sensationally revealed. Canon JOHN HALL, the dean-elect of London's Westminster Abbey where the ceremony would take place, claims the traditional Christian ceremony should be altered to incorporate the country's multi-cultural population. He says, "It must be different in some ways because of the nature of society and how things have changed. "We need to recognise the reality of religion at the heart of our national life. "Rather than hold it possessively, it has become possible to help to create space for other religions within our national life. It is leading to inclusion and cohesion." However, a spokeswoman for the Prince insists, "No discussions have taken place between (Royal household) Clarence House and Canon John Hall." QUEEN ELIZABETH II's son has already made it clear he would like to be "defender of faith", rather than "defender of the faith (Christianity)" when he succeeds to the throne.