LIVE UPDATES: Coronation of King Charles III
- 74-year-old Charles will be formally crowned as the British monarch on Saturday.
- The ceremony will be held at 11 am (6 pm Manila time) at Westminster Abbey.
- Charles’ second wife Camilla, whom he married in 2005, will also be separately crowned queen during the ceremony.
- More than 2,200 people will attend the coronation, including international representatives from 203 countries as well as community and charity workers.
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May 07, 2023 – 02:35 PM
SYDNEY — Australia and New Zealand on Sunday celebrated the coronation of King Charles III with 21-gun salutes in their capitals, after the countries’ leaders, both republicans, attended the coronation ceremony in London.
King Charles is head of state in Australia, New Zealand and 12 other Commonwealth realms outside the United Kingdom, although the role is largely ceremonial.
May 07, 2023 – 09:14 AM
LONDON — King Charles III will attend a music concert featuring the likes of singers Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, and Andrea Bocelli at Windsor Castle on Sunday after street parties are held across Britain as part of celebrations to mark his coronation.
Amid scenes of pomp and pageantry, Charles and his wife Camilla were crowned at London’s Westminster Abbey on Saturday, May 6, in Britain’s biggest ceremonial event for 70 years, embracing ancient tradition and elements of modernity.
May 07, 2023 – 05:58 AM
LONDON — Police arrested the leader of the anti-monarchy group Republic and 51 others at King Charles’s coronation on Saturday, saying their duty to prevent disruption outweighed the right to protest.
Hundreds of yellow-clad demonstrators gathered among the 10-deep crowds lining the procession route in central London to stand out from those clad in red, white, and blue, and to hold up signs saying “Not My King.”
May 07, 2023 – 05:34 AM
LONDON — Charles III on Saturday was crowned monarch of the United Kingdom and 14 other Commonwealth realms after a lifetime as heir apparent to his late mother, Queen Elizabeth II.
Before a congregation of about 100 world leaders and a television audience of millions, the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby — the spiritual leader of the Anglican Church — placed the 360-year-old St. Edward’s Crown on Charles’ head as the monarch sat upon a 14th-century throne in Westminster Abbey.
May 06, 2023 – 10:07 PM
WASHINGTON, United States — US President Joe Biden congratulated King Charles III and Queen Camilla on their coronation Saturday, May 6, paying tribute to the “enduring friendship between the U.S. and the U.K.”
The US president, who did not attend the ceremony in London, called the countries’ relationship “a source of strength for both our peoples,” in a tweet.
May 06, 2023 – 08:10 PM
LONDON — After years of being depicted as the most hated woman in Britain, Camilla, the second wife of King Charles, was crowned queen on Saturday, capping a remarkable turnaround in public acceptance few would have thought possible.
When Charles’ divorced first wife, the popular, glamorous Princess Diana, died in a car crash in Paris in 1997, Camilla bore the brunt of media hostility. Some declared the couple could never wed.
May 06, 2023 – 07:02 PM
LONDON — King Charles III was crowned on Saturday in Britain’s biggest ceremonial event for seven decades, a sumptuous display of pageantry dating back 1,000 years.
In front of a congregation of about 100 world leaders and a television audience of millions, the Archbishop of Canterbury, the spiritual leader of the Anglican Church, slowly placed the 360-year-old St Edward’s Crown on Charles’ head as he sat upon a 14th-century throne in Westminster Abbey.
May 06, 2023 – 07:00 PM
LONDON — Below is a look at the key timings during the coronation of King Charles on Saturday.
0630 GMT: Doors of London’s Westminster Abbey open to the congregation. Music begins an hour and a half later.
May 06, 2023 – 06:51 PM
LONDON — From traditional robes to statement headpieces, royals and guests wore an array of colorful outfits for the coronation of Britain’s King Charles III on Saturday, filling London’s Westminster Abbey with a mix of hues and designs.
The monarch arrived at the Abbey in the crimson velvet Robe of State, worn by his grandfather King George VI at his 1937 coronation, a crimson coronation tunic and cream silk overshirt with royal naval trousers.
May 06, 2023 – 06:38 PM
KYIV — Ukraine’s Defense Ministry released a video to congratulate Britain on King Charles’ coronation and to thank the country for its support during the war with Russia.
“On the eve of the historic coronation, we’d like to thank our British friends for your friendship. We are grateful for your unwavering support and partnership, especially in the past year!,” the ministry said on Twitter.
May 06, 2023 – 05:55 PM
LONDON — UK Prime minister Rishi Sunak and his wife, Akshata Murty, arrive at Westminster Abbey for the coronation of King Charles III. Former prime ministers John Major, Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, David Cameron, Boris Johnson and Liz Truss and their respective partners also arrive at the abbey.
May 06, 2023 – 05:53 PM
LONDON — Prince Harry arrived at Westminster Abbey for the coronation of his father King Charles on Saturday, joining his cousins and aunts and uncles before the more senior members of the royal family entered.
It had been unclear whether Harry, the younger son of Charles, would attend the historic occasion following his high-profile falling out with his family.
May 06, 2023 – 05:52 PM
LONDON — King Charles III arrived at London’s Westminster Abbey on Saturday to be crowned in Britain’s biggest ceremonial event for seven decades, a sumptuous display of pageantry dating back 1,000 years.
Charles succeeded his mother Queen Elizabeth when she died last September and at 74, he 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.
May 06, 2023 – 05:28 PM
LONDON — King Charles and Queen Camilla left Buckingham Palace in the Diamond Jubilee State Coach on Saturday, making their way to Westminster Abbey for the coronation.
Tens of thousands of people had lined the side of the grand boulevard that sweeps down from the palace to watch the royal procession.
May 06, 2023 – 05:15 PM
UK police on Saturday arrested leading members of the anti-monarchy group Republic as they prepared to protest along the route of a procession for the coronation of King Charles III, the organization said.
“They’ve arrested six of our organizers and seized hundreds of placards, they won’t tell us why they’ve arrested them or where they’re being held,” a Republic activist told AFP in London’s Trafalgar Square.
May 06, 2023 – 04:24 PM
Young and old, from Britain and across the globe, tens of thousands of people amassed in central London on Saturday, drawn by the allure of what they said was the chance to witness a moment in history.
From the early hours, people dressed in red, white and blue and clutching union flags lined the streets to watch the crowning of King Charles, the first coronation in Britain for 70 years that will be marked by a vast display of pomp and pageantry.
May 06, 2023 – 04:12 PM
British police arrested Graham Smith, leader of an anti-monarchist group Republic, ahead of King Charles’ coronation on Saturday, a spokesperson for the group said.
May 06, 2023 – 04:15 PM
President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and First Lady Liza Araneta Marcos met King Charles III in Buckingham Palace in London ahead of the monarch’s formal coronation on May 6.
According to the British Embassy in Manila, the encounter between the Macroses and King Charles III happened reception for heads of state and other visiting dignitaries at Buckingham Palace on May 5.
May 06, 2023 – 03:52 PM
Crowds from across Britain and the world gathered on Saturday in London where Charles III will be crowned king in Britain’s biggest ceremonial event for seven decades, a sumptuous display of pageantry dating back 1,000 years.
May 06, 2023 – 03:03 PM
Charles III will be crowned king on Saturday in a solemn Christian ceremony steeped in 1,000 years of history and tradition, but adapted to reflect 21st-century Britain.
St Edward’s Crown — a solid gold, sacred symbol of the monarch’s authority used only once in their reign — will be placed on Charles’s head at 1100 GMT to cries of “God Save the King”.
May 06, 2023 – 02:52 PM
All eyes will be on the British royal family this weekend as they are joined by about 100 heads of state and global dignitaries for the coronation of King Charles.
Below are details on the leading members of the royal family, their position in the line of succession and what they are expected to do during the ceremony.
May 06, 2023 – 01:59 PM
Charles III will be crowned king on Saturday in Britain’s biggest ceremonial event for seven decades, a sumptuous display of pageantry dating back 1,000 years.
May 06, 2023 – 07:20 AM
The coronation of King Charles will seek to blend the ancient ritual of a ceremony that dates back for almost 1,000 years with the modern, more diverse face of Britain and its many faiths, the Order of Service makes clear.
May 06, 2023 – 05:23 AM
President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and his entourage has arrived in the United Kingdom to attend the coronation of King Charles III.
In a Facebook post on Saturday, the Presidential Communications Office (PCO) said Marcos was welcomed by King Charles III’s representative.
May 05, 2023 – 11:08PM
LONDON – King Charles greeted excited crowds gathering for his historic coronation this weekend as world leaders gathered on Friday for what will be the biggest ceremonial event to be staged in Britain for 70 years
Charles, 74, and his wife Camilla will be crowned at London’s Westminster Abbey in a glittering but solemn religious ceremony with traditions dating back some 1,000 years, followed by a procession, resplendent with pomp and pageantry.
May 05, 2023 – 005:32AM
LONDON—Across the world, superfans of “The Crown” say they are hotly awaiting the coronation of King Charles III like a new season of the hit Netflix series.
The royal-themed drama—the fictionalized story of Queen Elizabeth II who died in September after a record 70-year reign—has sparked even more intense interest now that her son has taken over.
May 04, 2023 – 1:41PM
LONDON — From the religious symbolism of his anointment to the moment when the crown is placed on his head, what are the highlights to look out for during the coronation of King Charles on Saturday?
A grand procession by the royals in historic coaches through central London is always a highlight of any major state occasion.
For the coronation, Charles and his wife Camilla, who will also be crowned queen during the ceremony, will break with tradition and travel from Buckingham Palace to London’s Westminster Abbey in the modern Diamond Jubilee State Coach, made to commemorate his mother’s 60th year on the throne.
May 03, 2023 – 4:31PM
LONDON — King Charles will be crowned at Westminster Abbey in a ceremony full of pomp, pageantry and solemn religious significance on Saturday, after he became monarch of the United Kingdom and 14 other realms on the death of his mother Queen Elizabeth in September.
Why is he crowned, what does it mean and who will attend?
May 3, 2023 – 3:15PM
LONDON — This weekend’s coronation of Charles III features a divorced king and queen, step-children and step-grandchildren, an ex-husband, a rebellious son and a disgraced brother.
Here is a who’s who in Charles and Camilla’s “modern family”.
May 3, 2023 – 11:15AM
LONDON — U.S. citizen Donna Werner is no stranger to royal celebrations – for more than three decades she has travelled to Britain to join in the public party at weddings and jubilees.
Now she is ecstatic to be in London for her first coronation.
May 3, 2023 – 5:43AM
MANILA, Philippines — United Kingdom Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is eager to meet President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. at the coronation of King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla, UK Ambassador to the Philippines Laure Beaufils told the Inquirer on Tuesday.
Beaufils said they were working on setting up a meeting between the two leaders on Saturday, the day of the coronation, adding that arrangements were ongoing but nothing had been finalized.
May 02, 2023 – 3:23PM
LONDON—US star Lionel Richie is among the celebrities handed invitations for King Charles III’s coronation, according to Buckingham Palace, which has kept the guest list tightly under wraps.
Richie, 73, already confirmed as one of the headline acts at a star-studded concert in the grounds of Windsor Castle the day after, will be present in London’s Westminster Abbey for the May 6 coronation, the palace said in a statement.
May 02, 2023 – 7:46AM
LONDON — Britain’s King Charles, who has spent a lifetime campaigning for sustainability and against a throwaway economy, will wear clothing previously worn by his predecessors, including his mother and grandfather, for his coronation next week.
Charles, 74, will be crowned at London’s Westminster Abbey on May 6, during a grand ceremony at which he will wear or be handed regalia charged with religious and historical symbolism.
May 01, 2023 – 6:20PM
LONDON – From tins of caviar to a celebration beer, businesses are seeking to entice royal fans with a slew of products marking the coronation of Britain’s new monarch.
Mugs, plates, tea towels, magnets, cushions and teddy bears are staple memorabilia for royal occasions and an array of these to mark King Charles’ coronation on May 6 are already filling shop windows.
May 01, 2023 – 12:00PM
LONDON — The coronation of Britain’s King Charles next month will be released as an album, the first time a recording of such a historic ceremony will be available to audiences worldwide.
In a statement on Friday, label Decca Records said it would record the May 6 service at Westminster Abbey, as well as pre-service music, as “The Official Album of the Coronation” and release it for streaming and download on the same day.
April 28, 2023 – 5:14PM
LONDON — The historic Stone of Scone, the ancient coronation stone upon which monarchs in Britain have been crowned for centuries, has left Scotland for London under tight security ahead of next week’s coronation of King Charles III, officials said on Friday.
Also known as the Stone of Destiny and regarded as a sacred, historic symbol of Scotland’s monarchy and nationhood, it is being moved from its permanent home at Edinburgh Castle for the first time in more than 25 years, Historic Environment Scotland (HES) said.
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