King Charles III has been crowned at London’s Westminster Abbey at a solemn Christian coronation steeped in 1,000 years of history and tradition, but adapted to reflect 21st-century Britain.
The coronation took place on Saturday at London’s Westminster Abbey. The coronation is the first one in England in the last 70 years.
Camilla, queen consort was also anointed and crowned in a simpler ceremony. She, was, however not asked to take an oath.
“I swear to govern the people with justice and mercy, and to uphold the Anglican Church of England and the Presbyterian Church of Scotland,” the King said while taking oath at Westminster Abbey.
The build-up to the ceremony — the religious confirmation of Charles’s accession after the death of his mother Queen Elizabeth II last September — has been mostly celebratory.
Thousands of people turned central London red, white and blue on Saturday, with a sea of Union Jack flags lining the streets for the coronation of King Charles III.