PHOTOS: Hungarian President’s gifts to King Charles III
President Katalin Novák on Saturday attended the coronation of Charles III of the United Kingdom. And she did not go without gifts. We present them below.
Novak was the first sitting Hungarian president to attend the coronation of a British monarch. Charles was anointed by Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, in Westminster Abbey on Saturday morning, in front of 2,300 guests. Novák greeted King Charles III and Queen Camilla in a tweet later on Saturday. “On behalf of Hungary, I wish God to bless King Charles III and Queen Camilla on this memorable day for your family and nations. I am confident that British-Hungarian relations will continue to strengthen under your reign. God save the king! Long may you reign,” Novák said.
On behalf of 🇭🇺, I wish God to bless King Charles III and Queen Camilla on this memorable day for your family and nations. I am confident that British-Hungarian relations will continue to strengthen under your reign. God save the king! Long may you reign.🇬🇧
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Coronation gifts I. – László Márton – Horse statuette
Representing Hungary, I will attend the coronation ceremony of the British Royal Couple tomorrow. In accordance with customs, I am preparing for the occasion with several gifts. It is generally known that King Charles III has a passion for horses. The late Laszlo Márton, one of the greatest figures of 20th century Hungarian sculpture, was a good friend to King Charles. Márton even visited the then heir to the throne, who opened one of Márton’s exhibitions in the UK. This is why I decided in favour of one of Márton’s statuettes, Novák wrote on her Facebook page.
Coronation gifts II – Hiking boots bearing the monograms of the Royal Couple
“The Royal Couple have a real love for the natural world and enjoy hiking very much. Being a Blue Trail hiker, I know that good hiking boots are indispensible for the proper hiking experience. That is why I will gift hiking boots to the Royal Couple, made special by the engraved monograms of King Charles and Queen Camilla”, the Hungarian President wrote.