King Charles III and Queen Camilla Crowned in Westminster Abbey

  May 6, 2023 at 6:17 pm by

For the first time in seven decades, a new British monarch has been crowned. King Charles III and Queen Camilla were crowned Saturday in a magnificent and deeply religious ceremony in Westminster Abbey.

Inside the church the ceremony was witnessed by 2200 people. Among them members of the British royal family, ninety heads of state, including kings and queens from around the world. Some 203 countries were represented in the congregation, according to Buckingham Palace.

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, placed St. Edward’s Crown upon Charles III’s head, the most significant part of the coronation service. Placing his hand on the Bible, Charles proclaimed his allegiance to God: “In His name, and after His example, I come not to be served, but to serve.”

At the end of the two-hour service, King Charles and Queen Camilla returned to Buckingham Palace in the gold state coach, built in 1762 and used in every coronation since 1831. Despite occasionally heavy rain, hundreds of thousands of spectators lined the route of the procession along The Mall, through Whitehall, past the Houses of Parliament.

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