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Prince Charles finally crowned King at the age of 74 years

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The first coronation to take place in the UK in 70 years saw the crowning of King Charles. His wife Camilla was anointed queen shortly after that.

After the 74-year-old Charles was crowned, cannon salutes were fired around the UK, the abbey bells tolled for two minutes, and champagne corks were pop on the Mall in London. Due to the “unsuitable weather conditions,” Prince Harry was not asked to join his family on the balcony, and plans for a military flypast when the family arrived on the balcony were scaled back.

The ceremony’s main focus was the value of service, and it lasted from 11:00 BST until 13:00 BST. 90 heads of state attended, among them were Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, First Lady Jill Biden, French President Emmanuel Macron, Ukrainian First Lady Olena Zelenska, actress Emma Thompson, and singer Katy Perry from the United States.

The King’s oaths and prayers, as well as Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, sermon, all mirrored the core topic. The King was referred to as the “undoubted King” and the crowd was urged to display their homage and duty during the Coronation ceremony, which took place at Westminster Abbey on Saturday morning.

The King was hidden from view by anointed screens during the most sacred section of the process while choristers sung Handel’s Zadok the Priest. Prior to the congregation’s opportunity to express their own support, Prince William made a loyalty oath to King Charles and kissed him on the face. On Saturday morning, there was a festive mood on The Mall, with periodic Mexican waves and cheers for the cops.

Canada’s Alexandra Hornyak, 57, said she had made plans to attend this day as soon as she heard about the coronation since she had known for years that she would want to do so.

They could have done this at home, according to Birmingham resident Karen Daly, 54, but everyone was so pleased and the mood was great. Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, and Stephen Cottrell, the Archbishop of York, presided over the Coronation Day event. With donations from Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, and Sikhs, it emphasized diversity and inclusion. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, a Hindu, read a passage from the Bible while Welsh, Scottish, and Irish Gaelic songs were sung.

Scotland celebrates the Coronation with street parties and cannon salutes, and Wales celebrates with a beach party and giant screens. Despite the police’s warning that “tolerance for any disruption, whether through protest or otherwise, will be low,” anti-monarchy organizations have maintained their right to demonstrate. The invitation of Chinese Vice President Han Zheng, who is charged with overseeing a crackdown on civil freedoms in Hong Kong, was criticized. The guest list was also questioned.

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