FARMER Francis Dymoke was one of more than two dozen ceremonial roles performed by Buckingham Palace on April 4.
But he is no stranger to the position as his family has played a prominent role at every coronation.
Who is Francis Dymoke?
Francis John Fane Marmion Dymoke is a former accountant and the 34th Lord of the Manor of Scrivelsby.
As the son of oneAs an officer, he spent most of his childhood traveling.
That was until his father inherited a Tudor house and 3,000 acres of leased farmland after World War II.
Dymoke then grew up in Marlborough and studied thereUniversity before pursuing a career in accounting.
He inherited the property after his father’s death.
What role does Francis Dymoke play in the coronation?
Francis Dymoke will serve as the King’s Champion during the coronation on May 6th.
He will fill a role that has since been filled by members of his familythe conqueror was crowned in 1066.
By the 19th century, the role would have meant that he would ride into Westminster Hall on horseback to challenge anyone who contested the power of the new king or queen.
This usually took place at the beginning of the coronation banquet.
But all that ended with the coronation of King George IV in 1821.
Since then, the king’s (or queen’s) champion usually carries a standard or flag.
While the first champion earned his role through long service to the king, Dymoke simply filled out an online form and declared his family’s longstanding involvement in the coronation.
Dymoke will be the 34th member of his family to attend a coronation.
“It’s the one moment in my life that really matters,” he told The Telegraph.
Who is in King Charles’ coronation process?
The procession is led by the Marquess of Anglesey, the Duke of Westminster, the Earl of Caledon and the Earl ofwho will bear the standards of the Quarterings of the Royal Arms and the standard of the Principality .
Dymoke will carry the Royal Standard.
Petty Officer Amy Taylor will be the first woman to carry the King’s jeweled sacrificial sword into the Abbey.
She was chosen to represent servicewomen and men in a tribute to the military career ofwho also served as a naval officer.
She said: “Having spent most of my career as an aircraft engineer with 845 Naval Air Squadron at RNAS Yeovilton, where His Majesty originally trained and served as a pilot, I am deeply honored and humbled to contribute my part to this historic event .
“Coming from aFamily, His Majesty has always been such a great advocate for our community and someone I admired as a child.”