King Charles became monarch when Elizabeth II died in September. He is the son of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip. He will be crowned at the ceremony on June 3rd of next year at Westminster Abbey, London, England.
Before a public announcement, government officials said plans converge on that Saturday near the start of summer, although other days are still being discussed as official holidays. There was no comment from Buckingham Palace.
Almost 70 years after his mother was crowned, the monarch’s coronation will mark the beginning of days of celebration. Upon the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, Charles ascended to the throne and was crowned king last month.
King Charles will be 74 by June of next year, making him the oldest monarch in British history. In line with modern Britain’s diversity, the coronation will be a smaller, more modest version of earlier ceremonies. Camilla, the Queen Consort, will be crowned alongside the king.
During Elizabeth II’s coronation in 1953, 8,000 guests, including every member of the British aristocracy, gathered at Westminster Abbey in the center of London. Because of safety restrictions, the church can only hold about 2,000 people nowadays.
In keeping with diplomatic hierarchies and protocol, the UK Foreign Office spent days designing the seating plan for the Queen’s funeral.
As a whole, the coronation ceremony is rich in tradition. As the sovereign of the nation, the king sits on Edward’s Chair, holding the scepter and rod of the sovereign, along with the orb of the sovereign. Charles will be anointed with oil, blessed, and consecrated by senior clergy before receiving the crown of St Edward.
Coronation will form the centerpiece of the days of celebration. Long live the King.