UPON the death of Queen Elizabeth II on September 8, 2022, Charles officially became King.
His coronation ceremony is expected to take place almost exactly 70 years after Queen’s historic coronation – here’s everything you need to know.
When will King Charles’ coronation take place?
However, it is tradition to wait until a sufficient time period of mourning has passed, before crowing the new sovereign.
King Charles is expected to be crowned on June 3, unnamed officials have said.
Sources have said that the ceremony will be shorter, smaller and less expensive than that of Queen Elizabeth II’s.
Charles officially became King upon the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, but his Coronation is expected to take place in June 2023Credit: AFP
It is also said it will be planned to be representative of different faiths and community groups, in hopes of falling in line with the King’s wish to reflect the ethnic diversity of modern Britain.
What happens at the Coronation?
The coronation ceremony is a long, intricate process steeped in tradition.
The Archbishop of Canterbury will first confirm Charles’s acceptance of becoming King by reading the coronation oath.
Charles will be asked if he will govern the UK and other nations of the Commonwealth, and do so with law and justice.
King Charles, will be seated in the Coronation Chair – known as Edward’s Chair.
He will hold the sovereign’s sceptre and rod, to represent control of the nation, and the sovereign’s orb, to represent the Christian world.
Charles will be anointed, blessed and consecrated by the Archbishop, who will then place the crown of St Edward on Charles’s head.
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