A New Era in British Monarchy: The Coronation of King Charles the Third

Ilsa Z.

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The Royal family has ruled over Britain for countless years now, centuries to be precise. As the Queen of England, Elizabeth II, died right before her 70th coronation anniversary, it was time for the Prince and monarch of Canada to take over. Prince Charles III, a worthy heir to the throne, took over his title as a King after his mother's unfortunate parting from the world. His coronation to attain the official title was held on 6th May in a lavish and deeply religious ceremony, abiding by the laws and customs of the monarch.

First Monarch in 70 Years

Queen Elizabeth was crowned in 1953 for the throne. She took over her responsibilities remarkably and ruled over the masses of Great Britain for almost 70 years. After the passing of her husband, the Queen was seen to be firmer in her duties as the ruler of England. The Queen, who was said to have been blessed with a long and healthy life, passed away last year.

Prince Charles III, who is 74 years of age now, along with his consort Camilla had been in line to take over his mother's duties. After months of mourning the Queen's death, the Prince rightfully took his place on the throne and is now the King of England. His coronation, therefore, was a big deal for everyone, with streets buzzing with crowds and media waiting to get one glimpse of the royal couple.

A Grand Ceremony With All of the Royal Family

The coronation took place at Westminster Abbey, and almost all of the country's big names were invited. People started arriving at 9 a.m. on Saturday, while the coronation ceremony began at 11 a.m. The King and his Queen Consort Camilla were seen wearing stunning clothing. While the King was wearing an exquisite velvet robe, his Queen was seen wearing an equally gorgeous robe fit for someone of that status.

As the ceremony proceeded with respect to detail and high regard to religious customs, and a little touch of modernism, the Queen and King were crowned. Queen Camilla was presented with the late Queen Elizabeth's crown, while the King's crown, the ancient crown of St. Edward, was 360 years old, made of 22-carat gold encrusted with invaluable jewels.

Little Chaos Amidst the Crowd

The weather on the day was gloomy, but that did not bring any delay to the festivities that had been going on for three days straight. However, some anti-monarchs were seen disrupting the peace and breaching the Royals' privacy. Therefore the police and security had to arrest 52 people while the coronation was still ongoing.

Other than that, military aircraft flew past in respect of the new rulers of England. Canada had its own celebration over the long-awaited crowning of their monarch, King Charles. It was, as they claimed, a new era of "Nation's diversity." After the coronation had ended, the King and Queen waved at the enormous crowd from the balcony of Buckingham Palace.

Talk of the Town: What Did We Miss?

Although all Royals were seen being present on the balcony, spectators could see the Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry, absent. Although he was invited to the coronation, which he attended alone, it seems like the waving part was confined to the current Royals only. The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan, and her children, Prince Archie, and Princess Lilibet, were also absent and did not attend the coronation. The Prince and Princess of Wales, William, Catherine, and their children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis, were in the front row.

After the celebration had ended, the King and Queen thanked the crowd whole-heartedly for joining and supporting them, saying, "It is the greatest possible coronation gift." The King addressed the people saying, "I come not to be served, but serve," which gives people a warm hope for a bright future for the country.

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