Saturday, May 6th marks a historic day for the United Kingdom as King Charles III will be crowned at Westminster Abbey. This is the first coronation of a new monarch in seven decades, and the 40th to take place at Westminster Abbey since 1066.
Preparations for the Ceremony
The coronation ceremony is steeped in tradition and has been planned with great attention to detail. Thousands of people from across the UK and beyond are gathering in London to witness this momentous occasion. The ceremony will be led by Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, who will crown Charles III with St Edward’s Crown, which dates back to 1661.
Celebrations Across the Country
The coronation is being celebrated throughout the country with special events taking place all over. In London, there will be a parade featuring 1,000 soldiers from all three branches of the armed forces as well as members of the royal family on horseback. There will also be flyovers by both military and civilian aircrafts. Other cities are hosting their own festivities including concerts, street parties, and fireworks displays.