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King’s coronation: Chelsea’s Sam Kerr and Sir Alastair Cook among sports figures pay tribute to Charles III | Cricket News



The county cricket team honored the King on the morning of his coronation, while Chelsea striker Sam Kerr led the Australian delegation in the official procession.

Kerr was chosen to carry her national flag as part of the Commonwealth, standing in front of an Australian contingent including Prime Minister Anthony Albanese as they entered Westminster Abbey.

Meanwhile, Sir Alastair Cook – who was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2019 – was among the cricketers who stood to watch the national anthem ahead of the third day of the current LV= County Championship.

Cook joined teammates in Essex and rivals from Surrey, including England players Ollie Pope, Ben Foakes and Will Jacks, as they lined up along the line at Chelmsford as God Save the King took place first. attendees.

Similar scenes took place at Headingley, Derby and Trent Bridge, although some other matches were unable to start on time due to rain. The two matches at the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy, at Old Trafford and Chester-le-Street were also held in a similar manner.

James Anderson, Stuart Broad and Jonny Bairstow are among the most famous faces to join the proceedings.

Charles, formerly Prince of Wales, has been Glamorgan’s patron since 1986 and they posted a picture of him holding a bat during a visit to Sophia Gardens.

Chief Executive Hugh Morris said: “As our Patron, King Charles III has a long relationship with the Glamorgan County Cricket Club and we want to wish the King and Queen Mother all the best. when we celebrate the Coronation on Saturday, May 6.”

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