King Charles coronation date confirmed by Buckingham Palace

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Buckingham Palace has announced that the Coronation of His Majesty The King will take place on Saturday 6th May, 2023.

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.

A statement on the Royal website says: “The Coronation will reflect the monarch’s role today and look towards the future, while being rooted in longstanding traditions and pageantry.”

Charles III is already King of the United Kingdom and 14 other Commonwealth realms. But the coronation ceremony is an occasion for pageantry and celebration and also a solemn religious ceremony which has remained essentially the same over a thousand years.

For the last 900 years, the ceremony has taken place at Westminster Abbey, London. The service is conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury, whose task this has almost always been since the Norman Conquest in 1066.

King Charles acceded to the throne on 8 September 2022 upon the death of his mother, Elizabeth II. He was the longest-serving heir apparent in British history and, at the age of 73, is the oldest person to ascend the British throne.

It is normal for the coronation of a new Sovereign to follow some months after his or her accession, following a period of mourning and as a result of the enormous amount of preparation required to organise the ceremony.

Buckingham Palace say further details about the coronation on Saturday 6th May 2023 will be announced in due course.

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