London: Charles III was crowned as Emperor today in a multi-faith coronation ceremony at the Westminster Abbey in Britain’s biggest formal event in seven decade.
The coronation of King Charles III is the first coronation of a British king since 1937. It is a religious confirmation of Charles’ elevation to his presidency following the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, last September.
Earlier, King Charles and his wife Camilla have left for the abbey in a Diamond Jubilee State coach drawn by six Windsor grey horses.
Only 2,000 people attended the coronation. In 1953, more than 8,000 guests came to Westminster Abbey for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. Camilla will be crowned in a separate general ceremony.
King Charles III has become the oldest British monarch to sit on the 14th-century throne at London’s Westminster Abbey with the 360-year-old St Edward Crown on his head.
It is a Christian service, but leaders of britain’s non-Christian religions and their Celtic languages also played a major role in it.