Charles III finally ascended to the throne last September 8 after more than 74 years (he will turn 75 on November 14) of preparation following the passing of his mother, Elizabeth II, at the age of 96.
Despite having advocated a few years ago that monarchs should abdicate at the age of 70, according to Norman Baker in a biography of the royal family, he was the Prince of Wales with the most years of service and the oldest person to ascend to the British throne.
On September 9, at his first speech as king, he dispelled any uncertainty and made it obvious that he intended to hold onto his position. “For as long as God keeps me alive,” he said.
More than 2,000 people, including representatives of royal houses from all across the world, will attend the coronation of Charles III at Westminster Abbey. Senior members of the royal family will accompany the new monarchs as they are crowned, anointed with the holy oil, paraded through London’s streets in a golden chariot, and saluted from the balcony of Buckingham Palace.
Will Camilla, the Queen Consort, also be installed?
That’s accurate. Camilla Parker will be crowned alongside Charles III after Queen Elizabeth II expressed her “sincere wish” for her to take on the role of Queen Consort. After the Queen Mother in 1937, she will be anointed as the first consort. She’ll comply with the Queen.
London is dressed up with flags of the Union Jack to decorate the golden coach tour that will make after being crowned the new kings of the United Kingdom: Charles III and Camilla.
The new coin of King Charles III
On the occasion of the enthronement of Charles III, a series of 50 pence coins has been launched with the image of the crowned king and his new title.
Portrait of the new King Charles III
The champagne brand Bollinger hangs a portrait of King Charles III by Alastar Barford in the window of its flagship store in London.
The cushion of the new king
Who wouldn’t want a sequined cushion with the Union Jack flag and the legend ‘God save the king’.