According to rumors, King Charles III has set the coronation date for next June: here’s what to expect from the ceremony
King Charles III officially became the new monarch of Great Britain immediately after the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II.
But the coronation, an ancient ceremony in which he will be officially crowned in Westminster Abbey, takes place – as per tradition – months later.
In these weeks of change, both royal experts and fans of the monarchy have often wondered when King Charles is crowned. Now, finally, there seems to be an answer.
Anonymous sources of the Palace would have said a Bloombergthat the official date of the coronation will be next 3 June.
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The coronation of Queen Elizabeth II took place more than a year after he ascended the throne in February 1952. The ceremony was in fact held on June 2, 1953 inWestminster Abbeywhen the then Prince Charles was only four years old.
70 years after his mother, the coronation of King Charles III will celebrate the beginning of his reign and will be the centerpiece of the Trooping the Color party days, which always take place in early June.
The sources would reveal to the British media that the ceremony will likely be shorter, smaller and less expensive than that of the previous monarchs.
Also, again reportedly, King Charles III also requested that the coronation reflects the diversity of modern Britain and represent different communities and faiths residing in the UK.
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Charles will be the fortieth monarch to be crowned in Westminster Abbey. The first was William the Conqueror, crowned on December 25, 1066.
It will be one Anglican ceremony, carried out by the Archbishop of Canterbury. During the service, King Charles will take the coronation oath where he will be anointed with oils and he will receive the globe and the scepter, and also the crown of St. Edward.