New Delhi: The coronation of King Charles III, the heir to the British Empire, will take place on Saturday 6 May next year. Buckingham Palace has confirmed this. The ceremony will be held at Westminster Abbey, London. It will be hosted by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. King Charles III will be crowned at the ceremony along with The Queen’s Consort Camilla. The Royal Family has shared this information by tweeting. It is believed that the coronation will be a little shorter and simpler than the previous celebrations. Some reports say that it will last for an hour.
The Coronation of His Majesty The King will take place on Saturday 6 May 2023 at Westminster Abbey.
The Ceremony will see His Majesty King Charles III crowned alongside The Queen Consort.
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) October 11, 2022
Record-breaking audience witnessed the ceremony
The Palace said the ceremony looks to the future by reflecting the role of today’s monarch while remaining rooted in long-standing traditions. The Queen’s coronation on 2 June 1953 was attended by 8,000 dignitaries. The ceremony took about three hours. The event was broadcast live on television, which saw record-breaking audiences around the world. At that time, thousands of people lined the streets to catch a glimpse of the queen, which has been used for the coronation since George IV. However, it is not known whether the gold coach will be used this time.
Symbol of ceremonial decoration
The coronation ceremony marks the ceremonial adornment of a king’s royal power. Charles will be anointed with holy oil. He will be crowned with the St. Edward’s Crown. Camilla will also be anointed and crowned during the ceremony. The date of the coronation is also the birthday of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s son Archie. The king’s grandson will be four years old that day.
Charles will turn 74
No information has been revealed yet on who will be attending the ceremony. It is also not known whether Prince Harry and Meghan will be invited. The date was also the wedding anniversary of the late Queen’s sister Princess Margaret. King’s grandfather George VI had his coronation in the month of May itself. The service has been held at Westminster Abbey for over 900 years. Charles III will turn 74 next May, making him the oldest person in British history to wear the Crown.