King Charles III is crowned in Westminster Abbey

King Charles III is crowned in Westminster Abbey


King Charles III was anointed and crowned at Westminster Abbey on Saturday.

Charles, who is also the Supreme Governor of the Church of England, became king after the Death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, in 2022. The coronation culminated in the king’s seven-decade journey from heir to monarch.

After his coronation, Charles became the oldest British monarch to have the 360-year-old St Edward’s Crown placed on his head, according to Reuters. The king was also reportedly the first monarch to pray aloud at his coronation. During his prayer, he asked to be “a blessing” to people “of every faith and belief,” noted Reuters.

During the two-hour ceremony, Charles’ second wife Camilla was also crowned queen.

“No other country could offer such a dazzling display – the processions, the pageantry, the ceremonies and street festivals,” said the Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said the coronation in a statement.

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heir to the throne Prince William, his wife Kate and their three children were all present. William’s younger brother Prince HarryHowever, he attended without his wife meghan and children.

“It’s just about being surrounded by love and seeing our King Charles. He’s our mainstay,” Jill Coughlin, a viewer, told Reuters. “We loved our Queen, and that’s just more generations. So it’s wonderful for us, absolutely wonderful.”

Dignitaries from around the world were also present. Including the US First Lady Jill BidenFrench President Emmanuel Macron and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. American President Joe Biden did not attend the coronation.

Former President in the days leading up to the coronation donald trumpwho was not invited to either the coronation ceremony or the funeral of Queen Elizabeth, shared his thoughts on Biden’s absence from the event.

“Crooked Joe Biden will not attend the coronation of King Charles. The…


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