Royalty and Heads of State from around the world have gathered to join the British Royal Family for the spectacular Coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla at Westminster Abbey on May 6th, which is the first British Coronation in 70 years. The Ceremony follows the King’s Accession Council in September as well as a Reception for Royalty and Heads of State at Buckingham Palace.
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Order of Events
The King’s Procession from Buckingham Palace
- The King and Queen will ride in the King’s Procession to Westminster Abbey in the Diamond Jubilee State Coach
The Coronation Service at Westminster Abbey
- The King and Queen’s arrival will begin with a Procession into Westminster Abbey preceded by various ceremonial offices, including the figures carrying the Coronation Regalia that includes St Edward’s Crown and Queen Mary’s Crown.
- The Service will begin with the Recognition, followed by the presentation of the Bible, the Oaths, and then the holy Anointing.
- The King will then be vested with various items of the Coronation Regalia by Peers of various faiths, before being crowned by the Archbishop of Canterbury with St Edward’s Crown.
- The King will then be Enthroned, with the Prince of Wales paying Homage.
- The Archbishop of Canterbury will then anoint the Queen and Crown her with Queen Mary’s Crown, which will be followed by a Sermon.
- The King and Queen will then process down the Abbey in a procession followed by members of the Royal Family.
Coronation Procession back to Buckingham Palace
- The Coronation Procession for which the King and Queen will travel int eh Gold State Coach will travel in a Procession with other members of the Royal Family also in Carriages, and will include Armed Forces from across the Commonwealth and the British Overseas Territories, and all Services of the Armed Forces of the United Kingdom, alongside The Sovereign’s Bodyguard and Royal Watermen.
- Upon their return to the Palace, the King and Queen ill receive a Royal Salute from the United Kingdom and Commonwealth Armed Forces
- 1:45 pm
Appearance on the Balcony of Buckingham Palace
- The King and Queen will be joined by members of the Royal Family to appear on the Balcony of Buckingham Palace to view the Coronation Flypast.
- 2:15 pm
King Carl XVI Gustaf and Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden
King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands
King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain
King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium
King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan
King Jigme and Queen Jetsun Pema of Bhutan
King Abdullah and Queen Azizah of Malaysia
King Maha Vajiralongkorn and Queen Suthida of Thailand
King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipauʻu Tukuʻaho of Tonga
Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg
Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco
Hereditary Prince Alois and Hereditary Princess Sophie of Liechtenstein
Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark
Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway
Crown Prince Akishino and Crown Princess Kiko of Japan
Queen Anne-Marie and Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece
Tsar Simeon II and Tsaritsa Margarita of Bulgaria
Margareta, Custodian of the Crown of Romania and Prince Radu
Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia
The Emir of Qatar
King Hamad of Bahrain
Theyazin bin Haitham Al Said of Oman
Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed of the United Arab Emirates
Prince Turki bin Mohammed Al Saud of Saudi Arabia
King Letsie III and Queen ‘Masenate Mohato Seeiso of Lesotho
King Mswati of Eswatini
Princess Lalla Meryem of Morocco
Asantehene Osei Tutu and Lady Julia Tutu of the Asante
Kīngi Tuheitiaand Makau Ariki Te Atawhai of the Māori
The Margrave and Margravine of Baden
The Landgrave and Landgravine of Hesse
The Prince and Princess of Hohenlohe-Langenburg