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“It’s A Great Honour”: Sikh Peer Who Gave Coronation Glove To King Charles

Lord Indarjit Singh is the British Sikh peer who handed over a crucial item of the caparison to King Charles III during his Coronation at Westminster Abbey in London on Saturday, emblematic of themulti-faith note being struck at the traditionally Christian form.

The 90-year-old peer was part of a procession of peers who walked up to the balcony before handing over the Coronation Glove, which is a demonstration of the Sovereign as advocate and rival for the protection and honour of the people. It also bears a alternate meaning, as a memorial of holding power, symbolised in the royal Sceptre, gently in a gloved hand.

“It’s a great honour for myself, but much further for the wider Sikh community, in this country, in India and further amiss wherever Sikhs are across the globe. It’s a recognition of the King’s view of inclusivity,” said Lord Singh, in an interview ahead of the major form.

He was joined by Lord Syed Kamall, 56, of Indo-Guyanese heritage, who represented the Muslim faith and presented the Armills or a brace of irons and Lord Narendra Babubhai Patel, 84, who represented the Hindu faith and handed over the Sovereign’s Ring. Baroness Gillian Merron, 64, who’s Jewish, carried the Robe Royal to the King.

“It’s commodity like the story of the three lords (from the Bible), now it’s been inflated by faith affectation to four people bearing gifts,” said Mr Singh, on a light- hearted note.

“As far as the procession goes, that’s fairly usual and normal. It’s always there on a Commonwealth Day service. The unusual element is the donation of the gifts, that we go in turn to the King who’s seated on a throne on a platform and offer him- in my case, it’ll be the Coronation Glove,”

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