the coronation of King Charles III will take place on May 6, 2023, Buckingham Palace announces

The event will take place in Westminster Abbey, London, and will be presided over by the Archbishop of Canterbury, said the statement released on Tuesday.

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The ceremony takes place eight months after the death of Elizabeth II. The coronation of King Charles III, 73, will take place on May 6, 2023, Buckingham Palace announced on Tuesday, October 11. The event will take place in Westminster Abbey, London, and will be presided over by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the British monarchy said in a statement.

The one who has been preparing for seven decades to become king will be crowned together with his wife, Queen Consort Camilla. “The coronation will reflect the monarch’s role today and look to the future, while being rooted in long-standing traditions and ceremonies.”says Buckingham.

The details of the ceremony will be announced later. It retains a similar structure “for more than a thousand years”recalls the press release. “Over the past 900 years”it was held in Westminster Abbey and “since 1066 the clerical service has almost always been headed by the Archbishop of Canterbury”. The sovereign is “anointed, blessed and sanctified” of the archbishop.

After 70 years of reign, Elizabeth II died of old age in her Scottish castle of Balmoral on September 8. Ten days of national mourning followed, and tens of thousands of people lined up to pay their respects before his coffin, first in Edinburgh, then in London, at Westminster. Around 2,000 people, including heads of state and members of royal families, attended his state funeral at Westminster Abbey on 19 September.

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