The coronation date of King Charles III has been confirmed by Buckingham Palace as Saturday May 6th next year.
The palace said the ceremony will be “rooted in long-standing traditions and pageantry” but will also “reflect the role of the monarch today and look to the future”.
The coronation takes place in Westminster Abbey, eight months after the monarch’s accession to the throne death of the queenwith the Queen Consort being crowned alongside Charles.
Charles III is anointed with holy oil, receives the orb, coronation ring and scepter, is crowned with the majestic St Edward’s Crown and is blessed during the historic ceremony.
Camilla is also anointed with holy oil and crowned, just like the Queen Mother when she was crowned queen in 1937.
Buckingham Palace issues statement as King Charles III’s coronation date has been confirmed
The palace said: “Buckingham Palace is pleased to announce that the coronation of His Majesty the King will take place on Saturday 6 May 2023.
“The coronation ceremony will take place at Westminster Abbey in London and will be officiated by the Archbishop of Canterbury.
“At the ceremony, His Majesty King Charles III. crowned alongside the Queen Consort.
“The coronation will reflect the role of the monarch today and look to the future while being rooted in long-standing traditions and pageantry.”
May 6th is also the birthday of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s son Archie – Charles’ grandson – who turns four on the day.
Guest lists for the spectacle have yet to be confirmed, including whether Harry and Meghan will be invited or able to travel from California to attend.
The date also marked the wedding anniversary of the late Queen’s sister, Princess Margaret, while the King’s grandfather, George VI, held his coronation in May.
https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/23040668.king-charles-iiis-may-2023-coronation-date-confirmed-buckingham-palace/?ref=rss King Charles III’s coronation date in May 2023 was confirmed by Buckingham Palace