Coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla

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
  • 10:20-10:55

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. 
  • 12:00pm-1:00pm

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

Royal Guests

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


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