Long Live the King outlines 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!
This script of around 15 minutes duration (cast of 30 – easily adapted up or down)
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?