King Charles III Coronation LIVE Updates: Crowd Gathers Near Buckingham Palace for Royal Event, Sunak Calls it Moment of 'Extraordinary Pride'

King Charles III will become the oldest British monarch to have the 360-year-old St Edward's Crown placed on his head as he sits upon a 14th century throne at London's Westminster Abbey.
King Charles III Coronation LIVE Updates: Crowd Gathers Near Buckingham Palace for Royal Event, Sunak Calls it Moment of 'Extraordinary Pride'

The King is crowned

St Edward's Crown is placed on top of the King's head by the Archbishop of Canterbury - and he is officially crowned. 

The congregation cries "God save the King", the abbey bells ring and a fanfare sounds.

Gun salutes are also fired across the UK to mark the moment.

Huge crowds are gathering in central London ahead of the Coronation of King Charles III and Camilla, the Queen Consort

Some 5,000 members of the armed forces are arriving by train at London Waterloo station.

The ceremony itself will be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury at 11:00 BST (10:00 GMT) and attended by the Royal Family as well as world leaders and dignitaries.

Early Risers Get UK Coronation Party Started

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. While the coronation service itself promises to be a sombre and sober affair, a celebratory atmosphere was building in the British capital and beyond. On The Mall outside Buckingham Palace, the most fervent royal fanatics have already got the party started, with some camping out for days to secure a prime spot for the historic event.

Thousands of Armed Forces Personnel Arriving at Waterloo Station

Several Indians Will be Attending King Charles III Coronation

-Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar

-Actor Sonam Kapoor

-Two dabbawalas from Mumbai

-Pune-born architect Sourabh Phadke

-Prince’s Trust Global Award winner Gulafsha

-Indian-origin Jay Patel

Mumbai Dabbawalas
Mumbai Dabbawalas

Katy Perry and Lionel Richie inside Westminster Abbey

Both are expected to perform at the coronation concert in Windsor tomorrow.

"This is not an everyday occurrence, I'm walking into history. This is the greatest show on earth right now. To have an invite to this is everything", said Lionel Richie.

Coronation Vestments Displayed at Buckingham Palace

The Coronation Vestments, comprising of the Supertunica (L) and the Imperial Mantle (R) are displayed in the Throne Room at Buckingham Palace in London on April 26, 2023.


British Troops March Through London Ahead of King Charles III's Coronation

King Charles III, Queen Camilla Starts Their Journey to Westminster Abbey

Musicians Perform at Westminster Abbey Ahead of Coronation
Musicians Perform at Westminster Abbey Ahead of Coronation

Prince Harry Arrives in Westminster Abbey for Coronation

UK PM Rishi Sunak and His Wife Akshata Murty Walk Outside Westminster Abbey


Canada's PM Justin Trudeau and His Wife Sophie Trudeau Walk Outside Westminster Abbey

Princess Anne and Prince Edward arrive

King's Procession Arrives at Westminster Abbey for Coronation Ceremony

The King’s procession has reached Westminster Abbey while the Prince and Princess of Wales are on their way. The service is set to begin in about ten minutes and is expected to last two hours, shorter than many coronations in history, the Guardian reports.

Prince George Makes History

Prince George walked behind King Charles III as a Page of Honour during the coronation ceremony and became the youngest future monarch to take part in such an event.

The King has arrived and the service has started

The ceremony is expected to last for at least two hours.

Service begins with the Recognition

This is the moment at which the King is presented to the congregation at each of the cardinal points of the compass in turn. 

Royal Family Shares Photos of Coronation Day

King swears Coronation Oath

The moderator of the General Assembly presents the Bible to the King, on which he swears the Coronation Oath.

"Are you willing to take the oath?" the Archbishop of Canterbury asks. 

"I am willing," the King replies. 

He then swears the Accession Declaration Oath. 

"I, Charles, do solemnly and sincerely, in the presence of God, do profess, testify and declare that I am a faithful Protestant," he says.

The former is taken at every coronation, while the latter is taken at whichever of the coronation or a state opening of parliament comes first. 

He signs both oaths. 

Coronation Ceremony

UK PM Sunak Delivers Bible Reading

Rishi Sunak reads the Epistle, continuing the tradition of British prime ministers reading at state occasions. 

Mr Sunak is a practising Hindu reading from a biblical book, and it's worth noting that the King has encouraged a multi-faith theme for the ceremony. 

The passage - Colossians 1:9-17 - is said to have been chosen to reflect the theme of service to others. 

Prince William and Kate Middleton Share Pictures of Their Children

The King is set to be crowned in the next five minutes.

The Queen is crowned

Biden congratulates King on coronation

The moment Prince William pays homage to his father

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