Coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla

Royalty and Heads of State from around the world have gathered to join the British Royal Family for the spectacular Coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla at Westminster Abbey on May 6th, which is the first British Coronation in 70 years. The Ceremony follows the King’s Accession Council in September as well as a Reception for Royalty and Heads of State at Buckingham Palace.

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In the morning, the King and Queen (wearing the Coronation Necklace and Earrings) rode in the King’s Procession to Westminster Abbey in the Diamond Jubilee State Coach, escorted by The Sovereign’s Escort of the Household Cavalry. The King’s Guard turned out in the Forecourt of Buckingham Palace and gave a Royal Salute as The King, the Queen and other Members of the Royal Family departed Buckingham Palace.

The King and Queen’s arrival began with a Procession into Westminster Abbey preceded by various ceremonial offices, including the figures carrying the Coronation Regalia that includes St Edward’s Crown and Queen Mary’s Crown, as they arrived at the Chairs of Estate in the Coronation Theatre, where The King was greeted by the longest serving chorister of His Majesty’s Chapel Royal. 

The Service began with the Recognition, in which The King was recognised as the true Monarch, followed by the presentation of the Bible and the Oath, which was followed by the holy Anointing. The Oath included:

I CHARLES do solemnly and sincerely in the presence of God profess, testify, and declare that I am a faithful Protestant, and that I will, according to the true intent of the enactments which secure the Protestant succession to the Throne, uphold and maintain the said enactments to the best of my powers according to law. 

The King was then vested with various items of the Coronation Regalia by Peers of various faiths, before being crowned by the Archbishop of Canterbury with St Edward’s Crown, who said as he picked up the Crown:

KING of kings and Lord of lords, bless, we beseech thee, this Crown, and so sanctify thy servant Charles, upon whose head this day thou dost place it for a sign of royal majesty, that he may be crowned with thy gracious favour and filled with abundant grace and all princely virtues; through him who liveth and reigneth supreme over all things, one God, world without end. Amen.

The King was then be Enthroned, with the Prince of Wales paying Homage:

I, William, Prince of Wales, pledge my loyalty to you, and faith and truth I will bear unto you, as your liege man of life and limb. So help me God.

The Archbishop of Canterbury then anointed the Queen and Crowned her with Queen Mary’s Crown, which was followed by a Sermon:

ALMIGHTY God, the fountain of all goodness; hear our prayer this day for thy servant Camilla, whom in thy name, and with all devotion, we consecrate our Queen; make her strong in faith and love, defend her on every side, and guide her in truth and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

MAY thy servant Camilla, who wears this crown, be filled by thine abundant grace and with all princely virtues; reign in her heart, O King of love, that, being certain of thy protection, she may be crowned with thy gracious favour; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

The King and Queen then processed down the Abbey in a procession followed by members of the Royal Family. 

The Coronation Procession had the King and Queen traveling in the Gold State Coach, in a Procession with other members of the Royal Family also in Carriages, and included Armed Forces from across the Commonwealth and the British Overseas Territories, and all Services of the Armed Forces of the United Kingdom, alongside The Sovereign’s Bodyguard and Royal Watermen.

Upon their return to the Palace, the King and Queen received a Royal Salute from the United Kingdom and Commonwealth Armed Forces who were on Parade throughout the day of the Coronation.

The King and Queen were then joined by members of the Royal Family to appear on the Balcony of Buckingham Palace to view the Coronation Flypast over the Mall conducted by the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team. 

The Official Photos

King Charles III (in the Order of the Garter) and Queen Camilla (in the Coronation Necklace and Earrings) were joined by members of the extended British Royal Family; the Prince and Princess of Wales (in the Princess Diana’s South-Sea Pearl Earrings), Prince George and Princess Charlotte, the Duke of Sussex, the Princess Royal and Sir Timothy LaurenceEarl and Countess of Wessex, Peter PhillipsZara (in Princess Anne’s Festoon Brooch) and Mike TindallPrincess Beatrice and Count Edoardo Mapelli MozziPrincess Eugenie and Jack BrooksbankViscount Severn and Lady Louise Mountbatten-WindsorThe Earl of SnowdonLady Sarah and Daniel Chatto, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, the Duke of KentPrince and Princess Michael of Kent (in the Vladimir Pearl Earrings) and their respective children, grandchildren, and spouses. Countess Mountbatten of Burma.

Royal Guests

King Carl XVI Gustaf and Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden (wearing King Carl XVI Gustaf’s Portrait Brooch)

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands (in the House Diamond Earrings and Queen Emma’s Diamond Brooch)

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain (in Queen Victoria Eugenie’s Diamond Earrings)

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium (wearing her Diamond Butterfly Brooch)

King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan

King Jigme and Queen Jetsun Pema of Bhutan

King Abdullah and Queen Azizah of Malaysia (in the  Kalung Diraja Brooches)

King Maha Vajiralongkorn and Queen Suthida of Thailand (in Queen Sirikit’s Sapphire Suite)

King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipauʻu Tukuʻaho of Tonga

King Letsie III and Queen ‘Masenate Mohato Seeiso of Lesotho

Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg (wearing her Black and White Pearl Earrings)

Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco

Hereditary Prince Alois and Hereditary Princess Sophie of Liechtenstein

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark (in Antique Turquoise Earrings and Brooch)

Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway (wearing Royal Family Order of King Harald V of Norway)

Crown Prince Akishino and Crown Princess Kiko of Japan

Queen Anne-Marie, Crown Princess Marie-Chantal and Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece 

Tsar Simeon II and Tsaritsa Margarita of Bulgaria

Margareta, Custodian of the Crown of Romania (in Queen Helen’s Fleur-de-Lys Brooch) and Prince Radu

Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia (wearing her Diamond Chain-Link Suite)

The Emir of Qatar 

King Hamad of Bahrain

Theyazin bin Haitham Al Said of Oman

Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed of the United Arab Emirates

Prince Turki bin Mohammed Al Saud of Saudi Arabia

King Mswati of Eswatini

Princess Lalla Meryem of Morocco

Asantehene Osei Tutu and Lady Julia Tutu of the Asante

Kīngi Tuheitiaand Makau Ariki Te Atawhai of the Māori

The Margrave and Margravine of Baden

The Landgrave and Landgravine of Hesse

The Prince and Princess of Hohenlohe-Langenburg




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