King Charles III has been officially crowned as the King of the United Kingdom at the coronation ceremony at Westminster Abbey. The ceremony took place on Saturday, May 6, wherein he took the second oath stating himself as a “faithful Protestant.” The Archbishop, who later crowned the King, also claimed that the church of England will foster such an environment which will allow the people of all faiths to live freely. The King then placed his hand on the Holy Gospel and took an oath to perform and keep his promises.
The historical event was attended several dignitaries which involved UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak. This also made him the first ever Indian-origin person to perform a reading at the coronation ceremony of the UK monarch. He stated, “The coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla will be a moment of extraordinary national pride.” He added that the enduring of the great monarchy shall be celebrated across all Commonwealth and beyond.
The other notable personalities at the coronation included, King Letsie III of Lesotho and Masenate Mohato Seeiso, Queen of Lesotho, First Lady of USA Jill Biden, former UK PM Boris Johnson with his wife Carrie, and Canadian PM Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Trudeau.