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Revisit Every Stunning Photo From King Charles III’s Coronation

By Michael May 6, 2024

King Charles III was officially crowned as the sovereign of the United Kingdom and its Commonwealth nations on May 6, 2023.

“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,” the Archbishop of Canterbury proclaimed during the service, presenting the king with St. Edward’s Crown. “That he may be crowned with thy gracious favor 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.”

Charles was blessed and anointed during the Westminster Abbey occasion alongside his wife, Queen Camilla. The former Duchess of Cornwall, who married His Majesty in 2005, was similarly anointed as the new queen.

Charles first ascended the British throne in September 2022, immediately following the passing of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II. His crowning ceremony was held eight months later at the same site as Elizabeth’s coronation in 1953 and eventual state funeral in 2022.

Scroll below to see every photo from Charles’ coronation:

Gilded Arrival
Charles and Camilla arrived to the Abbey in a golden carriage.
 
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En Route
The married couple drove to the ceremony in the Diamond Jubilee State Coach.
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Pomp and Circumstance
Attendants carried the regal coronation objects into Westminster Abbey on Saturday.
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Heavy is the Head
Charles was crowned with St. Edwards State Crown.
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A Royal Affair
Charles entered the historic building flanked by four pages, including grandson George.
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Meet the Queen
Camilla preceded her husband during the ceremony procession.
 
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The Long Walk
Charles entered the church ahead of William, Kate, Charlotte and Louis.
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Supporting His Grandad
George, who is the second in line for the throne, handled Charles’ train during the event.
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Dutiful Princes and Princesses
The Duchess of Cambridge and her daughter twinned in matching diamond headpieces.
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The Walking Waleses
William and Kate both wore their formal regalia during the ceremony.
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God Save the King
Charles left the Abbey holding the orb and sceptre.
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The Right Fit
The queen subtly adjusted her crown when it was placed on her head.
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Pledging Loyalty
The Duke of Cambridge gave his father a sweet peck on the cheek during the service.
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Formal Proceedings
Charles led the royals out of the church at the end of the coronation.
James Veysey/Shutterstock
Proud Siblings
Edward — who was given his late father Prince Philip’s Duke of Edinburgh title — attended the festivities with wife Duchess Sophie and children Lady Louise and James, Earl of Wessex.
James Veysey/Shutterstock
Welcome Home, Harry
The Duke of Sussex attended the coronation solo, as wife Meghan Markle opted to stay home with children Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet. (Archie turned 4 on Saturday.)
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Princess Anne, The Protector
Charles’ only sister rode on horseback during his coronation procession as part of her duties as the Gold-Stick-in-Waiting.
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Now Presenting the King and Queen
The newly crowned king and queen appeared on Buckingham Palace’s balcony to wave to the crowd.
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The Royal Wave
Charles was joined by his family — except for son Harry, who is no longer a working royal — on the balcony following his coronation.
Vianney Le Caer/Shutterstock

By Michael

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