Palace announces date: Charles III. will be crowned on May 6, 2023

Status: 10/11/2022 7:39 PM

Fans of the British Royals should note May 6, 2023: On this day, the coronation of Charles III takes place at Westminster Abbey. instead of. The ceremony would be smaller than at his mother’s coronation in 1953.

British King Charles III. will be crowned on May 6, 2023. The ceremony will take place at Westminster Abbey in London and will be presided over by the Archbishop of Canterbury. “The coronation will reflect the monarch’s role today and look to the future, while rooting in ancient traditions and splendor,” the palace said.

His queen wife Camilla (75) will also be crowned alongside 73-year-old Charles, it was said. The ceremony falls on the fourth birthday of Charles’ grandson Archie, the eldest son of Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan.

Charles has been King of Great Britain since the death of his mother Queen Elizabeth II on September 8. During her lifetime, the Queen had expressed a wish that Charles’ wife Camilla would one day become Queen.

Charles’ wife Camilla is also crowned the king’s consort during the ceremony.

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Ceremony should “reflect the spirit of our times”

Preparing for the ceremony takes a lot of time, he said. The king is likely to officially set the date with his signature later this year. The coronation is both a service and an occasion for celebration and pageantry. “The character of the ceremony has had a similar structure for over 1,000 years and next year’s coronation will feature the same core elements, but also reflect the spirit of our times.”

Several media outlets had previously reported that Charles wanted a much smaller coronation than his mother did 70 years ago. As for the Queen’s funeral in September, about 2,000 guests will be invited, as the tabloid “Daily Mail” reported. In 1953, 8,000 participants attended the ceremony.

Westminster Abbey, traditionally the site of coronations

Westminster Abbey has been the site of British coronations for 900 years. Since William the Conqueror in 1066, the Archbishop of Canterbury, head of the Anglican Church, has always conducted the service.

It is not unusual that Charles is only crowned eight months after taking office. “The coronation of the new sovereign traditionally takes place a few months after his accession to the throne and follows a period of state and royal mourning,” the palace said. For example, Queen Elizabeth II has been King George VI since her father’s death. Queen on February 6, 1952. Her coronation, however, did not take place until June 2, 1953.

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