The Coronation – Long Live the King Assembly for Key Stage II
This script of around 15 minutes duration (cast of 30 – easily adapted up or down) opens with information about the Coronation and goes onto outline who is in the royal family and their connection to Charles III and the throne. There are a large number of names, titles and dates but this information can of course be slimmed down if deemed necessary. There are a few insights into our new king’s character but it is for His Royal Highness to write the next part of his story – we all hope he’ll do a great job!
Speaker 21: Charles became Charles III on 8 September 2022.
Narrator: When did the other two Charles’ reign?
Speaker 22: Charles I reigned 1625 – 49. (Pauses) I’m afraid things didn’t end too well for him.
Speaker 22: He lost his head.
Narrator: That was careless of him! Oops, sorry. I know, more respect! But he was a rather foolish man, thinking he had divine rights! He lost the respect of his subjects and ended up
Speaker 23: Under the chop! He was accused of treason and beheaded.
Narrator: What a terrible way to go! (Pauses) Fortunately, the monarchy was restored just a few years later
Speaker 24: With Charles II, the merry monarch!
Narrator: Much better! I wonder what kind of monarch our Charles will be!
Speaker 25: Our Charles lives in a very different world and is fully aware of the constraints of constitutional monarchy.
Speaker 26: Power now lies in the hands of the government
Speaker 27: And yet the monarch still has great influence both at home and on the world stage.
Speaker 28: He does a lot of charitable work
Speaker 29: And is head of the Commonwealth, like his mother.
Speaker 1: Charles served in the Air Force and Navy from 1971 to 1976.
Narrator: But what about his childhood? Did he go to school like us? Was he a good student?
1. A Tribute to Queen Elizabeth II
2. The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee on the English Monarchy
3. A Key Stage I version of the Coronation.