BREAKING NEWS: Charles III Crowned King Of England
King Charles III has been crowned at his Coronation, the first in the UK for 70 years.
The Archbishop of Canterbury placed the St Edward’s Crown on the King’s head during a ceremony at Westminster Abbey.
The crown was made for King Charles II in the 17th Century and is only worn when the monarch is crowned – meaning King Charles III is not due to wear it again.
After the King was crowned, his wife Camilla was crowned Queen.
The Coronation began at 11:00 BST and will last for around two hours, with the main theme being the importance of service.
That theme was reflected in the oaths and prayers King Charles made, and the sermon delivered by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby.
“I come not to be served, but to serve,” the King said in his first prayer after reaching the abbey.
“We are here to crown a King, and we crown a King to serve,” the Archbishop opened his sermon with.
“The King of Kings, Jesus Christ, was anointed not to be served, but to serve. He creates the unchangeable law that with the privilege of power comes the duty to serve,” he added.
In the abbey, Charles was proclaimed as the “undoubted King” in the first stage of the ceremony.
The congregation was then asked to show their homage and service, shouting “God Save the King”.
Yet among the music and oaths, there were moments of complete silence as each stage of the ancient ceremony finished.
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