The coronation ceremony of King Charles III on June 3: report

His time has come.

According to Bloomberg, King Charles III’s coronation ceremony will take place on June 3, 2023 at Westminster Abbey, UK.

Palace sources told the outlet they hope the ceremony will take place on that specific day, but it’s not set in stone yet.

Unlike his mother’s, Charles’s ceremony will reportedly be much smaller and more modest than the previous one.

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The coronation of King Charles III will take place in June next year.
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Although Charles ascended to the throne two days after Queen Elizabeth II died at the age of 96, the ceremony in June will mark the start of his reign as monarch. Queen consort Camilla Parker-Bowles is also crowned alongside him.

Charles – who will be 74 by the time the ceremony begins – will then become the oldest person to be crowned king in British history.

According to tradition, the aspiring monarch will sit on the throne called Edward’s Chair (named after King Charles II in 1661) while holding the sovereign’s scepter and staff, representing his constitutional control over the nation, and the sovereign’s sphere, which represents the Christian world.

After being anointed with oil, blessed and consecrated by senior clergy, Charles will have the crown of St. Edward on his head, officially making him king.

He, as well as the Queen Consort, will then address the nation from the balcony of Buckingham Palace.

On September 10, Charles was proclaimed the reigning monarch of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth before addressing the Council of the Crown.

He said in part: ‘My mother’s reign was unparalleled in duration, dedication and devotion. Even as we mourn, we give thanks for this very faithful life. I am very much aware of this great legacy and of the duties and heavy responsibilities of sovereignty that have now passed to me.

Charles added that he “will strive to follow the inspiring example I have been given in maintaining constitutional government and to promote the peace, harmony and prosperity of the peoples of these islands and of the realms and territories of the Commonwealth.” all over the world.”

“I take this opportunity to affirm my willingness and intent to continue the tradition of relinquishing the hereditary income, including the crown estate, to the government for the benefit of all in return for the sovereign endowment my official duties as head of state and head. of the nation,” he concluded.

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