Nearly nine months after Queen Elizabeth II’s death, King Charles III was finally crowned on Saturday at a religious ceremony in Westminster Abbey, in London, with attendance of 2,200 guests.
The Archbishop of Canterbury, the spiritual leader of the Anglican Church, placed the 360-year-old, 2.0-kilogram crown on Charles III’s head, a procedure that means the unity of the monarchy, the Church and the State in the United Kingdom.
As on previous occasions since the beginning of the ceremony in 1066, the King was seated on a 14th-century throne for the coronation, at the end of which artillery salutes were fired from the Tower of London, where the royal crown will be kept again.
The royal ceremony, whose tradition began during the reign of King William the Conqueror, constitutes an international presentation at the diplomatic level of esteemed importance for London, local television reported.
Representatives of 203 countries, including several European monarchies, are in London.
Source: Lao News Agency