Chapter 999: Heads of the six palaces
Since Chen Ning came out of the carriage, Mo Chuan’s deep, dark eyes never left her. His eyes were filled with praise, deep love, and expectation.
She walked over the carpet and slowly moved towards him. Her dark and bright eyes looked right at him as her face was filled with nobility. Even the sun shining down on her couldn’t steal away any of her grace.
Mo Chuan came forward and took her hand. The two of them holding hands walked to the ancestral temple beside each other. Looking at their backs, they were a similar aged couple.
The chins of the ministers almost all fell down.
When they came closer, they could all clearly see that the empress’ appearance was all very familiar.
This was clearly the Ding Yuan Princess the East Qin Crown Prince won on the east field that day!
She was also also wearing the same red dress as when she married to East Qin to become the Crown Princess!
It was her, it really was her!
But didn’t she clearly marry to East Qin to become the Crown Princess? Why did she turn around and come their West Chu empress?
This was simply unbelievable!
Many confused ministers all turned their eyes to look at Empress Dowager Zhou standing in front of the ancestral temple with her cane.
Empress Dowager Zhou was just like Mo Chuan, completely ignoring the doubts of the ministers. Her face was very stern and her lips were tightly pressed together, not saying a single word.
She already expected this. She wanted to avoid this or take care of it, but she couldn’t bend Mo Chuan’s mind at all.
Since her son the emperor didn’t care about face, she as his mother might as well throw away her old face.
Mo Chuan and Chen Ning held hands as they moved in front of Empress Dowager Zhou, bowing down towards Empress Dowager Zhou together.
Empress Dowager Zhou gave a slight nod. She had already prepared the coronation edict and began to read it slowly.
The empress edict was written in four six parallel prose, each word being filled with a profound meaning. The ministers all held their breaths and perked their ears, afraid that they would miss a single word.
In front of everyone, Empress Dowager Zhou read, “This woman is surnamed Chen and named Ning. With a kind and gentle mind, she will become the head of the six palaces and named the empress. That is all.”
Everyone heard it clearly, the empress’ name was: Chen Ning!
It really was the same as the name of the Country Protecting Duke, Great General Chen’s daughter!
It really was the same name as the Ding Yuan Princess!
After Empress Dowager Zhou finished reading the edict, it was like throwing a giant stone into a calm lake and filling the ministers with waves.
The ministers all seemed like they were struck by lightning as they were dumbstruck, unable to say a word.
Empress Dowager Zhou didn’t even spare them a glance as she placed the edict into Chen Ning’s hands.
“Thank you Empress Dowager.” Chen Ning respectfully took it with both hands.
Mo Chuan took out the empress’ phoenix crown from the tray and placed it in front of Empress Dowager Zhou.
“I ask mother to place the phoenix crown for the empress.”
As long as the crown was placed, Chen Ning would become the new righteous empress of the West Chu Country. She would be worshipped by the ministers and the new ruler of the royal harem.
Empress Dowager Zhou took the crown and in front of all the stunned ministers, she went to place the phoenix crown on Chen Ning’s head.
In order to avoid more troubles, she wanted to end this as soon as possible.
“Empress Dowager, please wait! This old minister has something to say!”
Suddenly, an old voice rose out of the crowd.
Empress Dowager Zhou’s hand holding the phoenix crown slightly trembled and stopped in the air.
She looked up at the source of the sound and her heart turned cold, but her expression didn’t change.
“Xie Cheng Xiang, this is the empress’ coronation. It’s not too late to speak after this widow places the crown onto the empress.” She softly said.