Saturday, February 24, 2024

King Charles and Queen Camilla are crowned at Westminster Abbey ceremony

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On a glorious day filled with music and symbolism, Charles III and Camilla were crowned King and Queen in a grand ceremony held inside the historic Westminster Abbey. The coronation ceremony, steeped in centuries of tradition, was attended by around 2,200 people, including members of the Royal Family, celebrities, faith leaders, and heads of state.

As the ceremony began, King Charles appeared resplendent in his grandfather’s crimson velvet robe. He took the oath and was anointed with holy oil, symbolizing the divine right to rule. Moments later, the St Edward’s Crown was carefully placed on his head, marking the official start of his reign.

Camilla, the Queen Consort, was crowned shortly after with Queen Mary’s Crown in a similar ceremony, signifying her important role as the King’s partner and supporter.

The ceremony was filled with music, with the Westminster Abbey Choir providing a majestic backdrop of hymns and anthems. The ancient walls of the Abbey echoed with the sound of trumpets and drums as the coronation procession made its way through the Abbey.

The symbolism of the coronation was also evident in the presence of historic artifacts and regalia. The St Edward’s Crown, which has been used in coronations since the 13th century, was carefully carried to the Abbey from the Tower of London, where it is kept under heavy guard.

After the ceremony, the royal couple made their way back to Buckingham Palace in another lavish procession. Thousands of well-wishers lined the streets, cheering and waving flags as the King and Queen passed by. Upon their arrival at the Palace, the couple appeared on the balcony, greeting the ecstatic crowds below.

The coronation of Charles III and Camilla was a historic event, steeped in tradition and pageantry. It marked the beginning of a new era for the Royal Family, and for the United Kingdom as a whole.

Queen Camilla was crowned in a simpler ceremony with Queen Mary’s Crown. She did not take an oath. courtesy BBC
Earlier the King and Queen Consort left Buckingham Palace in a procession to Westminster Abbey in the Diamond Jubilee State Coach.
Courtesy BBC
Prince Harry arrived without his wife, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex. courtesy BBC
Courtesy BBC

10 COMMENTS

  1. You ever wrote this headline needs their head checked…do you know the difference between Queen Consort and Queen. Busy interchanging the two like traffic lights.

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  2. As much as the ever present haters will say all sorts of nonsense about the Royal House in the UK, what I have to say is that most of them who talk bad are infact benefiting from the goodwill created by the Late Queen Elizabeth II towards citizens such as us from Zambia by being hosted in countries such as England, Scotland, Wales, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. To them I say if you distaste our former colonisers so much then why did you leave and why don’t you leave your comfortable lives in the diaspora and come back to Africa? Just a bunch of hypocrites is what you are..

    Congrats to the King of United Kingdom, King Charles. May God grant you the wisdom and strength to govern your people.

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    • @kaizer and yet you are the one living in the UK enjoying tea, biscuits and chocolates. Whilst some of us in Zambia are working hard in the sun as retirees and yet we recognize the importance of the strong relationship Zambia has with the UK and commonwealth as a whole.

    • I searched for HH all over the place, I didn’t find him. I didn’t see many black people there, thts why the ceremony. was beautiful.

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  3. Congrats to the King
    Unfortunarely some still talking about salvery 200 years on
    and no mention of the chiefs who sold their subjects, for rifles and such.
    Is 200 years not enough time to recover and build a nation ??
    we be still beggars to the first world
    Obviuosly we not Gods chosen people who some seem to think we are

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    • Mr brother we are all God’s chosen people but we need to develop our talents and not play the victim. I agree with alot of what you say. There is nothing wrong with attending the coronation. The Royal Family and UK as a whole wish us Zambia the best and we too should reciprocate.

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