Charles III officially became the king of Great Britain

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It was the first coronation in Westminster Abbey in 70 years

On Saturday, May 6, the coronation ceremony of Charles III took place in Great Britain. The ceremony began at 13:00 p.m. on May 6 Kyiv time in Westminster Abbey.

Charles III arrived at Westminster Abbey around 12:50 p.m. It was the first coronation in Westminster Abbey in 70 years.

The ceremony was conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury. During the ceremony, the king took the coronation oath. Charles was crowned and presented with the great sword of state, two royal maces, the sovereign's orb, St. Edward's cane, the coronation ring, and the cross scepter and dove scepter. 

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After his coronation, Charles III ascended the throne and took oaths of allegiance from the clergy, peers (higher nobility) and members of his own family.

Around 15.00:XNUMX Kyiv time, King Charles III and his wife Camilla will leave Westminster Abbey for Buckingham Palace. Other members of the royal family will also take part in the procession. Afterwards, all members of the royal family, except for Prince Harry, will go out on the balcony and greet the people gathered below.

King Charles III inherited the throne after the death of Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain, who died on September 8, 2022, aged 96. Charles became the 40th reigning monarch to be crowned at Westminster Abbey, since William the Conqueror in 1066, when the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, placed the Crown of St Edward on his head.


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