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King Charles IIIs coronation to take place on 6 May 2023

King Charles IIIs coronation to take place on 6 May 2023


King Charles IIIs coronation to take place on 6 May 2023

The coronation of King Charles III will take place on Saturday 6 May 2023 at Westminster Abbey, with the ceremony reflecting the modern-day role of the monarchy, it has been announced.

The King and Queen Consort will be crowned in a service that will retain some historical elements of past coronations but also recognise the spirit of the times.

Charles will be anointed with holy oil, receive the orb, coronation ring and sceptre, then be crowned with the majestic St Edward's crown and blessed during the ceremony. Camilla will also be anointed with holy oil and crowned, as was the Queen Mother when she was crowned Queen in 1937.

In a statement, Buckingham Palace said: "The coronation ceremony will take place at Westminster Abbey, London and will be conducted by the archbishop of Canterbury.

"The ceremony will see His Majesty King Charles III crowned alongside the Queen Consort.

"The coronation will reflect the monarch's role today and look towards the future, while being rooted in longstanding traditions and pageantry.

"Further details will be announced in due course."

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