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King Charles’s coronation will be an occasion for ‘celebration and pageantry’
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Coronation on 6 May for King Charles and Camilla, Queen Consort
King Charles III’s coronation is to be held on Saturday 6 May, at Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace has announced.
Camilla, the Queen Consort, will also be crowned alongside the King in the historic ceremony.
King Charles became monarch when his mother the late Queen died, but the coronation will mark a symbolic celebration of his new reign.
But it will be a shorter, smaller and more diverse ceremony than the previous coronation, held 70 years ago.
It is not yet known whether there will be an extra bank holiday added or moved to the coronation weekend, with a bank holiday already scheduled for earlier that week on Monday 1 May.
Buckingham Palace has indicated the ceremony will combine the ancient and modern – saying it will be “rooted in longstanding traditions” but will also “reflect the monarch’s role today and look towards the future”.