King Charles III crowned at Westminster Abbey in London 

King Charles III crowned at Westminster Abbey in London 

London (Web Desk): The Archbishop of Canterbury crowned King Charles in a historic coronation ceremony at the Westminster Abbey in London on Saturday.

The coronation of 74-year-old King Charles III, who was crowned along with Camilla, the Queen Consort, became the 40th reigning monarch crowned there since 1066.

The ceremony marked the pomp and formality featuring centuries old traditions.

The coronation was the first occasion in 70 years that a British monarch ascended the throne.

Over 2,000 people including the royal family, heads of states of commonwealth countries, celebrities and faith leaders attended the event.

Dating back to the 11th century, the British monarchy is amongst the oldest political institutions in the Western Europe.

Before the arrival of King, there were processions in the abbey involving faith leaders and representatives, and representatives from some Commonwealth countries, carrying the flags and accompanied by the governors general and the prime minister.

King Charles was presented to “the people” a tradition dating back to Anglo-Saxon times.

Standing beside the 700-year-old Coronation Chair, the King was proclaimed the “undoubted King”.

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby performed the ceremony and administered the Coronation Oath to the King.

He received the regalia, including the Sovereign’s Orb and scepters before St. Edward’s Crown was placed on his head.

Later, he moved from the coronation chair to a throne after performing a number of rituals and crowned with St. Edward’s crown.

King Charles III became the seventh monarch to wear St Edward’s Crown after Charles II, James II, William III, George V, George VI and Elizabeth II – who last wore it at her own coronation in 1953.

Charles’ second wife Camilla, whom he married in 2005, was separately crowned queen during the ceremony.