King Charles III Coronation Ceremony

After 70 years, a new monarch reigns in the United Kingdom


Sophia Gredenhag, Staff Reporter

On Saturday, May 6, 2023 at Westminster Abbey in London, England, King Charles III was officially coronated as King of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth.

He is the newest monarch in 70 years since his mother Queen Elizabeth II died on Sept. 8, 2022.

The coronation began with Charles and his Queen Consort, Camilla, taking part in a procession from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey in a horse-drawn carriage.

Walking into the Church, King Charles wore an ornate robe with pages holding the long train of the robe. His immediate family members proceeded behind. Other processions were made, as well as recognitions and anointing for the new monarch.

King Charles recited the Coronation Oath, while wearing the Saint Edwards Crown of Jewels and holding the Sovereign’s Scepter and Orb. World leaders, international royal families and notable figures were in attendance. Attendees recited the Homage of the People, swearing their allegiance to the new King by saying, “God save the King!”

Following the coronation King Charles III, along with his family, returned to Buckingham Palace and made the traditional appearance on the balcony.

The day ended with a royal salute and a Fly-past by the British military. Celebrations continued the next day with a lunch and concert.