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King's Coronation Celebrations

What is the king’s coronation?


The king’s coronation is when his majesty the King is officially crowned. The ceremony shows King Charles III crowned alongside The Queen’s Consort, Camilla Parker-Bowles.



When was the king’s coronation?


The king’s coronation took place on Saturday the 6th of May. A special program by Sky ran from 7 AM until 3 PM. At 8 PM, Windsor Castle held a coronation concert which was broadcast live on BBC iPlayer, BBC One, BBC Radio 2 and BBC Sounds. It was presented by Downton Abbey star, Hugh Bonneville, along with many other special guests.


Why was this important?


This coronation marked the formal ascension of King Charles III. It also had a religious significance - the monarch was blessed as the Supreme Governor of the Church of England.


What happened during the coronation?

Firstly, the monarch was praised by the people. King Charles III then swore an oath to the Church of England to uphold the law of the church. He was then seated on his throne while everyone gave a pledge of allegiance. The Queen’s Consort was anointed with holy oil and Queen Mary’s crown was placed upon her head.


Did any unusual incidents take place?

In short, yes.


On the day of the coronation, just after King Charles III had been crowned, someone (identity unknown ) in a cloaked grim reaper costume walked past the entrance to the church Westminster Abbey.


Also, during the coronation, a horse involved in the Coronation procession began pacing backwards, eventually landing in the crowd. It appeared to be spooked by something.

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