The council will hold two official events, a coronation concert in the city chambers tonight (May 5) and a coronation procession on Sunday (May 7) to mark the occasion.

Green councilors have criticized the funding of the ceremonies, after finding out that the Crown will not contribute, but taxpayers will.

Cllr Anthony Carroll, spokesman for democracy for the Glasgow Greens, said: “For taxpayers’ money and the Glasgow Common Good Fund to be used to subsidize activities in honor of one of the UK’s richest men is a slap in the face while many people still face skyrocketing food.” and energy bills in this cost of living crisis.

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“That should be the priority for the public purse right now, not celebrate hereditary power and privilege.”

The Greens said money for the events comes from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and from the council’s own civic hospitality budget, the Common Good Fund.

Commonwealth cash is raised from the assets, mainly property, held by the council on behalf of the citizens of Glasgow. The green councilors ask that who benefits from the pot be reviewed.

Cllr Carroll said: “If the King wants us to throw a party, he should use the money he saved by avoiding inheritance tax on his mother’s estate rather than depleting Glasgow’s common good.

“City Council also need to take a good look at who benefits from their civic hospitality, as there seems to be too much lavishing on institutions that don’t fully reflect the modern and diverse city that is Glasgow.”

Glasgow City Council has been contacted for comment.

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