Charles III and his wife Camilla were crowned King and Queen Saturday at Westminster Abbey, during a historic ceremony not seen since 1953 when the late Elizabeth II accessed the throne. Most people camped joyfully for days outside Buckingham Palace waiting for the opportunity to greet the sovereign despite the rainy weather. But there were also some unruly demonstrations against the monarchy, which led to some arrests, it was reported from London.
Buckingham Palace has announced further details on the ceremonial, celebratory and community events that will take place over the Coronation Weekend between Saturday 6th and Monday 8th May 2023. The Coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort will take place at Westminster Abbey on Saturday 6th May, 2023.
King Charles III was greeted by a crowd as he arrived at Buckingham Palace Friday for the first time as the British monarch following Queen Elizabeth II's passing the day before at Balmoral Castle, although he will be officially proclaimed as such Saturday morning.
According to a Buckingham Palace announcement released Wednesday, Queen Elizabeth II will for the first time in her historic 70-year reign appoint the new prime minister at Balmoral, in Scotland, due to mobility issues affecting the monarch.
How much do you know about Britain's longest-reigning monarch? Queen Elizabeth II was 27 years old and 16 months into her role as sovereign when her coronation took place on 2 June 1953 in the historic surroundings of Westminster Abbey – an event that was celebrated with street parties across the country.
According to a major London newspaper, Queen Elizabeth II intends to leave Buckingham Palace permanently and change her residence to Windsor Castle. The Times has also said the 95-year-old monarch will only return on special occasions.
British Queen Elizabeth II has called off a two-day Northern Ireland tour after being advised by her doctors to rest, Buckingham Palace announced Wednesday.
Britain will celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's 70 years on the throne with four days of festivities beginning with her ceremonial birthday parade on Jun 2, 2022.
Britain's Prince Harry said on Sunday it brought him great sadness that he had to leave his royal duties after agreeing with Queen Elizabeth that he and his wife Meghan would step down from official roles to seek an independent future.
Prince Harry and his wife Meghan are relinquishing their “royal highness” titles as the Duke and Duchess of, Buckingham Palace announced Saturday. The new arrangements will take effect in the “spring of 2020,” it was reported.