Heathrow Airport to Make Hilarious Tribute to King Charles III Ahead of His Coronation... With Luggage Tags
The new monarch is all set for his coronation after the demise of Her Highness Queen Elizabeth II. The world is rejoicing on the auspicious occasion and King Charles III is getting love from everyone. Amidst all the celebrations, London's Heathrow Airport is tributing Charles III in their unique style.
It is a slightly unusual but indeed thoughtful tribute that Heathrow Airport is sending his way. The new king's coronation is a moment of pride and honor for all, so it made sense for the airport authorities to do something "special" for him, reported HuffPost. World leaders are traveling to London to attend the historical event scheduled on May 6, 2023. According to The Times, the airport is giving a "free commemorative luggage tag" as a tribute to his highness and this plan came after King Charles III refused their first proposal. The luggage tags are not ordinary, of course. The luggage tags are exclusively designed by a London-based artist, Morag Myerscough who has worked on around 12,000 luggage tags. Since the coronation is on May 6, the airport will hand them out between May 1 and May 10 to the passengers arriving at Heathrow as a "keepsake to hold onto for years to come."
The artist explained how he envisioned the tag's look, saying, "I marked the day with 'CR III 2023' and on the reverse depicting an abstract gateway to echo how Heathrow is the gateway to the UK and the world, welcoming people to start their adventures there and now to celebrate a new monarch." To make it more special, Heathrow Airport chose no "ordinary" stationer but the royals' favorite, Barnard & Westwood. They are a British printing and bookbinding company. The brand also produces bespoke stationery products. Kudos to the airport officials for their intentional tribute. The London airport posted the news online on Twitter with a caption, "We're kicking off our #Coronation celebrations with an exclusive run of commemorative luggage tags designed by London-based artist @MoragMyerscough to mark the Coronation of King Charles III."
We're kicking off our #Coronation celebrations with an exclusive run of commemorative luggage tags designed by London-based artist @MoragMyerscough to mark the Coronation of King Charles III.— Heathrow Airport (@HeathrowAirport) April 25, 2023
Find out more and how you could get your hands on one at https://t.co/hs2HlJSivU pic.twitter.com/B9nMOIv9kT
Heathrow initially proposed to name Terminal 5 after King Charles III as an extended honor to the late Queen Elizabeth II. But he refused to accept the offer. However, the Queen agreed back in 2014 and Heathrow's Terminal 2 became The Queen's Terminal. The airport has a longstanding relationship with the "royal family" and it was in this spirit that they wanted to offer a name change. The late Queen took her first steps on British soil as the United Kingdom's monarch at Heathrow in 1952. So, the offer made sense.
👇👇👏👏❤️👑❤️ What a great idea!! @RoyalFamily #KingCharlesCoronation #GodSaveTheking #KingCharlesIII https://t.co/ZOZsxZtv2D— Linda Bergin (@bergi1954) April 26, 2023
The government, however, advised the palace to reject any such offer and a royal spokesperson shed light on it, "The granting of royal titles is done on the government's advice." Heathrow couldn't go forward with their original plan without the royal family's approval but Plan B sounds great as well.