Historical past has simply been made, as King Charles has been given his crown at his monumental coronation — taking the reigns in a centuries-long custom following final 12 months’s demise of his mom Queen Elizabeth II.
Charles made issues official Saturday morning at Westminster Abbey in London … the place folks got here in droves to observe the ceremony unfold, together with Prince Harry, Prince William, Kate Middleton and different members of the royal household — to not point out the hundreds of thousands/billions of others watching throughout the globe.
Charles gave the standard coronation oath earlier than signing a pledge to serve his folks. He was later given St. Edward’s Crown — one thing that is been part of the lineage for over 400 years!
William pledged allegiance following his father’s crowning, whereas little Prince George served as one of many service’s 4 Pages. The procession is now underway, taking Charles and Queen Camilla again to Buckingham Palace by way of the streets of London.
The coronation was carried out by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby — main these coronations has been a job for Archbishops because the first one went down approach again in 1066 for William I the Conqueror.
Do not forget, as we speak’s festivities took a whole lot of preparation — as we reported, Buckingham Palace was lately reworked to ensure that these concerned to go over the format on a extra non-public scale.
This week, we have seen the likes of Prince William, Kate, and their children heading to Westminster for some rehearsals forward of the actual deal.
And simply days earlier than the coronation, swarms of followers camped outdoors to point out their help — donning some fairly spectacular outfits, too.
You will recall, Charles was thrust into energy following the demise of QE 2 in September … information that rocked the whole world for weeks on finish. Her funeral procession had all eyes on it, too.
Keep in mind, her coffin was even rushed by somebody as folks waited as much as 28 hours to pay respects — however he was quickly tackled by cops and arrested.
There was a ton of drama following her demise, particularly between the royal fam and Prince Harry & Meghan Markle … after the couple’s Netflix collection blasted what they noticed as toxicity inside the palace partitions. Harry was even reportedly written out of Saturday’s large occasion on account of his ebook, “Spare.”
PH and MM did ultimately get an invitation to the coronation, however solely Harry attended, with Meghan and the kiddos staying throughout the pond.
The coronation’s being adopted by a large live performance with enormous stars in attendance … and we’ll have you ever coated on that entrance, too.