Putting on the crown on the head of the monarch, the Archbishop of Canterbury uttered the words “God Save the King”, which were repeated by all 2200 guests in Westminster Abbey. King Charles III of Great Britain is crowned at Westminster Abbey in London. This became known on Saturday, May 3.
At the climax of the two-hour ceremony, the spiritual head of the Church of England, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, placed the crown of St. Edward on the sovereign’s head.
This crown was made in the 17th century from pure gold. It weighs 2.2 kg, is adorned with over 400 jewels and is kept in custody in the Tower of London. It has been used for the coronation of all British monarchs since Charles II (1630-1685). Putting it on the head of the monarch, the Archbishop of Canterbury uttered the words “God Save the King”, which were repeated by all 2200 guests in the abbey.
In honor of the coronation in the UK began an artillery salute. It is conducted by more than 400 military personnel from 13 different points of the kingdom. In London, Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh, as well as from the sides of the ships of the Royal Navy, 21 volleys will be fired. A salute of 62 volleys will be fired from the cannons on the Thames embankment near the Tower of London and on the parade ground of the Horse Guards.
As you know, on September 10, 2022, Charles III came to the British throne at the age of 73 after the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, on September 8, 2022. He became the oldest monarch at the time of the beginning of the reign in the entire history of Great Britain. The coronation ceremony was decided to be held later, because it is only symbolic.