King Charles' coronation: Sonam Kapoor is not the only Indian invited to the concert; list includes Mumbai dabbawalas, Jay Patel, and others
King Charles III’s coronation is one of the most-awaited ceremonies globally and has already created a lot of buzz on social media. Earlier, it was reported that Bollywood actor Sonam Kapoor will be the only Indian personality to participate in the concert.
Kapoor is all set to deliver an exclusive spoken word piece at the concert which will be held on May 6 after 70 years. The event is set to start at 11 am (3:30 pm IST) following the arrival of the royal procession from Buckingham Palace.
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Take a look at public figures from India who will be part of King Charles III’s coronation:
Bengaluru-based doctor, Dr Issac Mathai
Reports said Dr Mathai has been associated with the royal family for a long time now and was also invited to Queen Elizabeth’s funeral. Dr Mathai is the Chairman of Soukya, an International Holistic Centre at Samethanahalli. Queen Camilla is said to have visited the centre for holistic treatment along with King Charles.
The popular lunchbox delivery and return system will present Puneri Pagadi and a shawl of the Warkari community to the King at the coronation ceremony. Speaking of the same, Dabbawalas Spokesperson Vishnu Kaldoke revealed that they have had good relations with the royal family and two of their dabbawalas were invited to his wedding as well.
Though Sonam Kapoor is not the only Indian to attend the coronation ceremony, she is the only Indian celebrity to be a part of the concert. Reports said Kapoor will deliver an exclusive spoken word piece at the concert.
Pune-based architect Sourabh Phadke
The 38-year-old Sourabh Phadke is among the selected charity champions invited to be a part of King Charles’s coronation. Reports said Phadke was associated with the causes supported by the Prince’s Foundation which was founded by Charles when he was the Prince of Wales.
Indo-Canadian chef Jay Patel
Jay Patel completed the Prince’s Trust Canada’s Youth Employment programme in May 2022. The Palace has described him as a resilient individual who overcame isolation and low confidence after moving from India to Canada in 2021. Patel got a job as a chef at Toronto’s iconic CN Tower after completing the Prince’s Trust Canada’s Youth Employment programme in May 2022.
Gulfsha was honoured with The Prince’s Trust Global Award in 2022 as she participated in Get Into programme in India. Now, she works for a consultancy firm.
As President Droupadi Murmu will miss the coronation, Vice President Jagdeep Dhankar will represent the Indian government at King Charles’ coronation.
Chef Manju Malhi
Indian-origin chef Manju Malhi was awarded the British Empire Medal by the late Queen Elizabeth for her services to the community in London during the coronavirus pandemic.
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