May 07, 2023 02:19 AM IST
How did Canada celebrate King Charles III’s coronation?
Dignitaries and fans of the monarchy gathered in Ottawa on Saturday to mark the coronation of King Charles III with music and poetry, as the Commonwealth nation unveiled new coins and stamps in his honor.
With Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in London attending the coronation itself, back in Ottawa almost three hundred officials, military leaders and others took part in the hour-long ceremony in a hall across from Parliament that was capped off with a 21-gun salute.
Across the rest of Canada — some enthusiasts held viewing parties, but for the most part interest appeared muted.
A lone street protestor in Ottawa held a sign calling for Canada to abolish the monarchy, echoing the views of two out of three Canadians surveyed in a recent Abacus Data poll.
At the ceremony, Algonquin storyteller Albert Dumont kicked off the proceedings by recalling how “the power of the British sword destroyed the tranquility of gentle Turtle Island,” an Indigenous term for North America before colonization.
“A new dawn,” he said, has brought with it a new king “who promises to strengthen the human bond between the monarchy and all peoples of the Commonwealth.” (AFP)
May 07, 2023 01:56 AM IST
UK Police arrest 52 people during King Charles’ coronation
Police arrested the leader of anti-monarchy group Republic and 51 others at King Charles’s coronation on Saturday, saying their duty to prevent disruption outweighed the right to protest.
Hundreds of yellow-clad demonstrators gathered among the 10-deep crowds lining the procession route in central London to stand out from those clad in red, white and blue, and to hold up signs saying “Not My King”.
Republic said its leader Graham Smith had been detained before the procession began and photos circulated on social media showing police officers seizing demonstrators’ placards.
“We absolutely understand public concern following the arrests we made this morning,” Commander Karen Findlay of the London Metropolitan police said in a statement.
“Over the past 24 hours there has been a significant police operation after we received information protesters were determined to disrupt the Coronation procession.” (Reuters)
May 07, 2023 01:11 AM IST
King Charles III crowned monarch of UK and 14 other countries. Which are they?
King Charles III was officially crowned as the monarch of the United Kingdom on Saturday in a grand ceremony steeped in centuries of tradition. This historic event marked the country’s first coronation in 70 years. Read more
May 07, 2023 12:33 AM IST
Canada marks King Charles III’s coronation with new Crown, Flag, postage
Following King Charles III’s coronation as monarch of the United Kingdom on Saturday at Westminster Abbey in London, he has also assumed the role of Canada’s official head of state. Read more
May 06, 2023 11:50 PM IST
Ukraine President Zelensky congratulates King Charles III
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy congratulated King Charles on his coronation on Saturday and offered him and the British people thanks for their support in the war against Russia.
He described King Charles and Queen Camilla, his wife, as “true friends of Ukraine” and said his reign marked “the beginning of a new era for the British monarchy”.
“I wish King Charles III many years of a successful reign and to the people of the United Kingdom prosperity and our shared victories,” Zelenskiy said in his nightly video address.
“I thank you for your support! Thank you to all the British people!”
May 06, 2023 11:09 PM IST
US’ first lady Jill Biden finds Charles III’s coronation ‘amazing to see’
First lady Jill Biden, who represented the United States at Saturday’s coronation of Britain’s King Charles III, said there was “such beauty in the pageantry of the ceremony” and it was “just amazing to see.”
“You can’t imagine that moment where you actually see the crown being placed on the head of the king and then on the head on the queen,” she said during a telephone interview with The Associated Press after the ceremony in London. “It’s really surreal to see and experience that moment.”
May 06, 2023 10:37 PM IST
Who missed King Charles III’s coronation?
While King Charles III’s coronation was organised with great pomp and show, many prominent figures missed the once-in-a-generation ceremony.
Notable among them were US President Joe Biden who did not travel to London. Instead US first lady Jill Biden led the American delegation, reported CNN.
The leaders of Russia, Belarus, Iran, Myanmar, Syria, Afghanistan and Venezuela were not in attendance because they were not invited, according to Reuters.
May 06, 2023 09:56 PM IST
India PM Narendra Modi congratulates King Charles III and Queen Camilla on their coronation
India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, took to Twitter to extend his wishes for King Charles’ coronation. “Warmest congratulations to King Charles III and Queen Camilla on their coronation. We are sure that the India-UK relationship will be strengthened further in the coming years,” Modi wrote.
May 06, 2023 09:42 PM IST
A seven-decade journey for the king from heir to monarch
The coronation was the culmination of a seven-decade journey for the king from heir to monarch.
In front of world leaders, foreign royals, British aristocrats and stars, Charles declared: “I come not to be served but to serve.” Inside the medieval abbey, trumpets sounded and the congregation of more than 2,000 shouted “God save the king!” Outside, thousands of troops, hundreds of thousands of spectators and a smattering of protesters converged.
May 06, 2023 09:33 PM IST
King Charles III, oldest sovereign yet to be crowned at London’s Westminster Abbey
Charles III was crowned monarch of the United Kingdom and 14 Commonwealth realms on Saturday at Britain’s first coronation for 70 years, during a ceremony steeped in a millennium of ritual and spectacle.
Charles, 74, became the oldest sovereign yet to be crowned at London’s Westminster Abbey, after a lifetime as heir to his late mother Queen Elizabeth II.
May 06, 2023 08:29 PM IST
The United States first lady Jill Biden on King’s coronation
“You can’t imagine that moment where you actually see the crown being placed on the head of the king and then on the head on the queen,” she told AP. “It’s really surreal to see and experience that moment.”
May 06, 2023 07:56 PM IST
Now that coronation is over, what next?
Tomorrow, nationwide street parties will take place as part of the Big Lunch initiative. King Charles and Queen Camilla will attend the BBC-produced Coronation Concert in the grounds of Windsor Castle. Meanwhile, Lighting Up the Nation will see locations across the UK illuminated.
May 06, 2023 07:34 PM IST
Prince Harry was not invited to balcony moment
Prince Harry was not invited to join his family on the Buckingham Palace balcony, BBC reported, as the Duke of Sussex, attended the coronation service in Westminster Abbey earlier. The report claimed that Prince Harry was on his way to Heathrow Airport.
May 06, 2023 07:30 PM IST
Who was on the Buckingham Palace balcony?
To the right of King Charles and Queen Camilla stood the Prince and Princess of Wales- Prince William and Kate Middleton and their children Prince Louis and Charlotte.
With them stood the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh and Lady Louise Windsor.
Prince Harry and Prince Andrew were not present because they are no longer working royals.
May 06, 2023 07:23 PM IST
In case you are just joining us, here’s everthing that happened today
- King Charles and Queen Camilla appeared on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to wave to crowds.
- The royal couple were crowned in a ceremony at Westminster Abbey
- About 2,200 people, including the royal family members, leaders and heads of state, were present at the event
- Thousands of people lined the streets of London to catch a glimpse of the monarch.
May 06, 2023 07:14 PM IST
Unruly horse crashes into the crowd
An “unruly horse” has crashed into the crowd of royal fans lining the procession route. A reporter for the Daily Express caught the moment the horse broke rank and “rammed” into royal fans along Whitehall.
May 06, 2023 07:13 PM IST
Prince Harry not seen in the balcony
Prince Harry did not make an appearance alongside the royal family on the Buckingham Palace balcony. He was spotted smiling as he entered a car outside Westminster Abbey after the coronation, BBC reported.
May 06, 2023 07:06 PM IST
Eyes on the skies for military fly-past
The royals continue to wave from the balcony. Meanwhile, it’s eyes peeled for a military flypast.
May 06, 2023 06:47 PM IST
All eyes on Buckingham Palace balcony
Attention has now turned to Buckingham Palace, and more specifically the balcony where the King and queen will soon appear.
May 06, 2023 06:41 PM IST
Flypast scaled down due to weather: Defence ministry
A statement form UK’s Ministry of Defence says: “Due to unsuitable weather conditions, the Coronation flypast will now be formed of helicopters and the Royal Air Force aerobatic team The Red Arrows”, BBC reported.
“The flypast will last for two minutes and 30 seconds.”
May 06, 2023 06:32 PM IST
National Anthem plays in Buckingham Palace gardens
British military personnel lined up in the gardens of Buckingham Palace as the National Anthem plays amid the presence of the King and queen at the West Terrace steps.
May 06, 2023 06:22 PM IST
Music and marching outside Buckingham Palace
The celebrations are in full swing outside Buckingham Palace.
The throng of royal fans who braved the torrential rain are being rewarded with a wonderful show of music and marching as the Scots Guards stand by for King Charles and Queen Camilla’s arrival.
May 06, 2023 06:18 PM IST
Ukraine congratulates UK on King Charles’ coronation
Ukraine’s Defence Ministry released a video to congratulate Britain on King Charles’ coronation and to thank the country for its support during the war with Russia. Read more
May 06, 2023 06:14 PM IST
Cheers for new king and queen
On The Mall, people shouted “God Save the King” and “hip hip hooray” as the carriage returned to Buckingham Palace.
May 06, 2023 05:59 PM IST
Buckingham Palace back into view
Now the Gold State Carriage heads along The Mall again which leads to Buckingham Palace.
May 06, 2023 05:37 PM IST
In case you are just joining us: What has happened so far
The coronation procession will soon take King Charles and Queen Camilla back to Buckingham Palace. Both have been formally anointed, crowned and enthroned at Westminster Abbey as crowds gathered in London.
The King and queen will begin their journey back to Buckingham Palace now travelling in the Gold State Coach where royal family members will be seen on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.
May 06, 2023 05:31 PM IST
Congregation sings national anthem
“God save our gracious King,” the congregation sings as King Charles makes a reappearance.
May 06, 2023 05:14 PM IST
King Charles, Queen Camilla head into St Edward’s Chapel
The King and queen enter St Edward’s Chapel behind the high altar.
May 06, 2023 05:01 PM IST
What happens in the final part of the service?
The final part of the service will see King Charles and Queen Camilla taking Holy Communion which is the principal act of worship of the Christian church.
May 06, 2023 04:59 PM IST
Gun salutes following King Charles’ coronation
A gun salute was fired by The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery and the River Thames at the Tower of London. In total, gun salutes sounded at 13 locations around the UK.
May 06, 2023 04:50 PM IST
Camilla anointed and crowned
Camilla is now anointed and crowned in a simpler ceremony. She’s crowned with Queen Mary’s Crown.
May 06, 2023 04:44 PM IST
Public pledge of allegiance
The archbishop invites people in the abbey to pledge allegiance with the words, “I swear that I will pay true allegiance to Your Majesty, and to your heirs and successors according to law. So help me God.”
May 06, 2023 04:35 PM IST
King Charles formally crowned
The archbishop places St Edward’s Crown on the King’s head.
May 06, 2023 04:30 PM IST
Prince William presents garment to father
Prince William gives him a garment to King Charles known as the Stole Royal. It’s the only new garment being used today.
May 06, 2023 04:14 PM IST
Anointing forms third stage of the historic ceremony
The anointing stage begins as the choir sing in English, Welsh, Gaelic, and Irish.
May 06, 2023 04:11 PM IST
Archbishop’s tribute to ‘extraordinary’ charity workers in sermon
Archbishop Welby pays tribute to ‘extraordinary’ charity workers. “Service is love in action,” he says, paying tribute to 400 young charity workers.
May 06, 2023 04:08 PM IST
Archbishop Welby delivers sermon
“We are here to crown a king, and we crown a king to serve,” Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby says as he starts to deliver his sermon.
May 06, 2023 04:05 PM IST
“Alleluia, alleluia,” sings the Ascension Choir.
May 06, 2023 03:58 PM IST
UK PM Rishi Sunak delivers address
UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak makes an appearance- reading from the Epistle to the Colossians, from the New Testament.
May 06, 2023 03:53 PM IST
Music in the coronation ceremony
12 newly-commissioned pieces of music are being heart throughout the service. They have been written by composers from across the UK and the Commonwealth, and personally chosen by King Charles, Buckingham Palace informed.
May 06, 2023 03:49 PM IST
King Charles takes coronation oath
The Archbishop of Canterbury acknowledges the multiple faiths observed in the UK by saying the Church of England “will seek to foster an environment in which people of all faiths may live freely”. He then administers the coronation oath – a legal requirement.
The King places his hand on the Holy Gospel and pledges to “perform and keep” promises.
May 06, 2023 03:44 PM IST
Coronation service begins with recognition
In the first stage- recognition- King Charles is presented to “the people”, in a tradition dating back to Anglo-Saxon times.
May 06, 2023 03:41 PM IST
What will happen in the ceremony
The formal opening comes from Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby.
The main sections of the service will be: Recognition: Charles will be proclaimed the “undoubted King”.
Oath: The King will swear an oath to confirm that he will uphold the law and the Church of England.
Anointing: He will sit in St Edward’s Chair, also known as the Coronation Chair, and be anointed with oil.
Investiture: He will receive the regalia, including the Sovereign’s Orb and sceptres before St Edward’s Crown is placed on his head
Enthronement: The King will move from the Coronation Chair to a throne.
May 06, 2023 03:38 PM IST
I come not to be served but to serve, King Charles says
“I come not to be served but to serve,” says King Charles as Westminster Abbey falls silent.
May 06, 2023 03:36 PM IST
Coronation service begins
The service will be conducted by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby.
May 06, 2023 03:33 PM IST
King Charles and Queen Camilla walk through Westminster Abbey
King Charles and Queen Camilla walked through the Westminster Abbey as the monarch’s grandson, Prince George, served as a page with some of Camilla’s grandchildren.
May 06, 2023 03:28 PM IST
Prince William and Kate Middleton arrive at Westminster Abbey
The Prince of Wales and the Princess of Wales have arrived at Westminster Abbey.
May 06, 2023 03:24 PM IST
King Charles reaches Westminster Abbey
King Charles is going to enter through the building’s Great West Door – before proceeding through the nave as he and Camilla reached Westminster Abbey ahead of the coronation ceremony.
May 06, 2023 03:18 PM IST
Queen Camilla’s family arrives at Westminster Abbey
Camilla’s son Tom Parker-Bowles and daughter Laura Lopes, as well as their father and Camilla’s ex-husband Andrew, are all seen at the Westminster Abbey.
May 06, 2023 03:18 PM IST
Royal fans cheer King Charles’ procession
Tens of thousands of people had lined the side of the grand boulevard that sweeps down from the palace to watch the royal procession.
May 06, 2023 03:16 PM IST
King Charles nears Palace of Westminster
Big Ben and the Palace of Westminster are among the latest sights to have come into view as King Charles’ procession travels down Parliament Street.
May 06, 2023 02:57 PM IST
King Charles III leaves palace on journey to coronation
King Charles III left Buckingham Palace for the final mile of a seven-decade journey from heir to monarch, headed to Westminster Abbey to be crowned in a ceremony steeped in 1,000 years of tradition.
May 06, 2023 02:54 PM IST
King Charles, Camilla travel to Westminster Abbey
The royal couple are travelling at a stately pace in the Diamond Jubilee State Coach, which was commissioned for Queen Elizabeth II in 2012.
May 06, 2023 02:51 PM IST
UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak arrives at Abbey
UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is walking into Westminster Abbey, one of the final guests to arrive.
May 06, 2023 02:32 PM IST
Significant police operation continues in central London
The Met Police commented on the arrests of anti-monarchy protesters saying that a “significant police operation” was under way in central London.
The police said a number of people had been arrested in the area of Carlton House Terrace on suspicion of breaching peace.
May 06, 2023 02:24 PM IST
Only ‘curt nod’ between Harry- William at coronation: Why royal expert said this
Don’t miss: Prince Harry “doesn’t really exist” without Meghan Markle, royal expert and author Tom Quinn said as the Duke of Sussex is set to travel to the UK for King Charles’ coronation while Meghan Markle will remain in the US with the couple’s two children, Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet.
May 06, 2023 02:18 PM IST
Jill Biden arrives at Westminster Abbey
US First Lady Dr Jill Biden arrived in a three-car motorcade, alongside her granddaughter Finnegan. US President Joe Biden himself is not at the coronation.
May 06, 2023 02:15 PM IST
Camilla’s title will be Queen after coronation. Here’s why
Camilla, King Charles III’s wife, will officially become ‘Queen’ from ‘Queen Consort’ following the coronation ceremony where Charles will be crowned the King of the United Kingdom at Westminster Abbey in London. The solemn religious ceremony dates back almost a thousand years and the Westminster Abbey has been the site of every British coronation since that of William The Conqueror in 1066.
May 06, 2023 02:09 PM IST
What’s happening inside Westminster Abbey?
Inside the abbey, guests are taking their seats while listening to music by internationally renowned conductor – Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
Sir John Eliot became friends with King Charles after meeting him at an event at Sandringham, BBC reported.
May 06, 2023 01:54 PM IST
Is this democracy, anti-monarchist group Republic asks, after six arrests
Republic said that the group’s leader was one of six people arrested about an hour ago. Its post said: “This morning, Graham Smith and five members of our team were arrested. Hundreds of placards were seized. Is this democracy?”
May 06, 2023 01:41 PM IST
Anti-monarchy protesters at King Charles’ coronation
May 06, 2023 01:31 PM IST
Actor Emma Thompson arrives at King Charles’ coronation
May 06, 2023 01:20 PM IST
Head of UK’s leading anti-monarchy group arrested at coronation protest
UK police detain leader of anti-monarchist Republic group Graham Smith ahead of King Charles coronation, news agency Reuters reported. Graham Smith had earlier told BBC, “Most people can’t remember the last time, so it’s not a tradition that means anything to anybody. It has no constitutional value, it’s not required, and if we didn’t do it, Charles would still be King.”
May 06, 2023 01:16 PM IST
Who’s performing the coronation ceremony?
The Archbishop of Canterbury will carry out the ceremony. He will perform the anointing ceremony, known as the Act of Consecration, which will take place before the investiture and crowning. The oil used in the ceremony is known as the Chrism oil.
May 06, 2023 01:10 PM IST
Guests arrive at Westminster Abbey
The guests continue to arrive at the Westminster Abbey for King Charles’ coronation. There is no single dress code, BBC reports.
May 06, 2023 12:50 PM IST
Crowns and coaches ready for King Charles III’s coronation: All the details here
King Charles III, a man who waited almost 74 years to become king, will be crowned Saturday at Westminster Abbey with all the pomp and pageantry Britain can muster. Details here
May 06, 2023 12:36 PM IST
Royal fan cheekily asks King Charles to spend the night in her tent. His reply
People in the crowd screamed his name as Charles stepped from his car wearing a blue suit. Fans could also be heard yelling “God save the king” as the British monarch approached them. Then this happened.
May 06, 2023 12:26 PM IST
The crown of King Charles: Details
St Edward’s Crown — a solid gold, sacred symbol of the monarch’s authority used only once in their reign — will be placed on King Charles’s head.
May 06, 2023 12:06 PM IST
What UK PM Rishi Sunak said on King Charles coronation
“No other country could put on such a dazzling display – the processions, the pageantry, the ceremonies, and street parties,” UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said, adding, “It’s a proud expression of our history, culture, and traditions. A vivid demonstration of the modern character of our country. And a cherished ritual through which a new era is born.”
May 06, 2023 11:56 AM IST
Australia’s Sydney shocks with this King Charles coronation snub ‘to save costs’
Australia’s Sydney Opera House will not light up its sails to mark the coronation of King Charles- considered head of state across the country. The decision is a cost saving measure, a spokesperson for the state government of New South Wales said as per news agency Reuters. Read more
May 06, 2023 11:38 AM IST
Pomp, pageantry and hoopla at King Charles III’s coronation: 10 points
In case you just joined us, all you need to know about King Charles coronation here
May 06, 2023 11:18 AM IST
People gather to watch King Charles’ procession
May 06, 2023 11:12 AM IST
How King Charles’ coronation will be different from Queen Elizabeth’s
Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation was held in June 1953 and was attended by over 8,000 guests although Charles’s “slim-down” coronation is expected to be shorter in length and have no more than 2,800 guests in the audience.
May 06, 2023 10:58 AM IST
Prince Harry’s seat at King Charles’ coronation is…
Prince Harry has been relegated to the third row at King Charles’ coronation, reports claimed as he is set to attend the historic event without his wife Meghan Markle
May 06, 2023 10:47 AM IST
Oath of allegiance at King Charles’ coronation
Lambeth Palace has envisioned a “chorus of millions” swearing their allegiance to King Charles III and his “heirs and successors” at the coronation.
May 06, 2023 10:31 AM IST
Will he? Won’t he? King Charles has doubts Prince Harry will attend coronation
A royal expert claimed that King Charles has doubts on whether his son Prince Harry will attend the coronation amid claims that the the Duke of Sussex gave no details of what day or time he would be arriving in the UK for the ceremony.
May 06, 2023 10:02 AM IST
Honour for Sikh community worldwide, says peer bearing Coronation Glove
Lord Indarjit Singh is the British Sikh peer who hands over a key item of the regalia to King Charles III during his Coronation.
“It’s a great honour for myself, but much more for the wider Sikh community, in this country, in India and further afield wherever Sikhs are across the globe. It’s a recognition of the King’s view of inclusivity,” Lord Singh said.
May 06, 2023 09:46 AM IST
Protests against King Charles
Anti-monarchists have called for the biggest protest mounted by republicans. More than 11,000 police will be on duty ready to stamp out any attempted disruption.
May 06, 2023 09:23 AM IST
Prince Harry ‘still cares’ for royal family ‘despite the pain he feels’, author claims
Prince Harry had been in touch with his father to express his desire to attend the ceremony but has had “minimal contact” with his brother Prince William since Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral, the royal expert Omid Scobie claimed.
May 06, 2023 09:13 AM IST
No selfies or trips with Prince William: Strange rules King Charles must follow
While much has changed in 70 years since Queen Elizabeth was crowned, some royal protocol has stayed the same.
May 06, 2023 08:53 AM IST
More details on the coronation service
The coronation service will be conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend and Right Honourable Justin Welby, along with faith leaders and representatives of the Hindu, Sikh, Muslim, Buddhist and Jewish communities processing through the Westminster Abbey ahead of the service.
May 06, 2023 08:38 AM IST
From Mumbai Dabbawalas to Sonam Kapoor: Indians at King Charles’ coronation
The enthronement ceremony of King Charles III as the 40th monarch of Britain will be witnessed by guests from all the world including heads of states, foreign royals like Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco; King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema of Bhutan and King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain, among other dignitaries and politicians. Read here
May 06, 2023 08:19 AM IST
Kate Middleton shares how she feels ahead of coronation
Prince William’s wife Kate Middleton admitted to feeling nervous ahead of King Charles coronation but said that she was trying to remain calm on the outside.
May 06, 2023 08:10 AM IST
King Charles and Camilla’s relationship over 50 years
King Charles III is set to be crowned alongside his wife Camilla as the couple begin a new chapter in their relationship that has spanned over 50 years. A look at their relationship
May 06, 2023 07:54 AM IST
Prince Harry will not wear military uniform at coronation?
Prince Harry “has not been permitted to wear his military uniform” to his father King Charles’ coronation despite serving 10 years in the army, a report claimed.
May 06, 2023 07:47 AM IST
Watch: London’s Big Ben lit up ahead of the coronation
May 06, 2023 07:36 AM IST
What will Prince William do at the coronation?
The Archbishop of Canterbury will pledge his allegiance to King Charles followed by Prince William who will kneel down before his father and pledge, “I, William, Prince of Wales, pledge my loyalty to you and faith and truth I will bear unto you, as your liege man of life and limb. So help me God.”
May 06, 2023 07:18 AM IST
Throwback to Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation ceremony
Queen Elizabeth II’s historical coronation ceremony was attended by 8,000 guests in person. Other than that 27 million people witnessed the ceremony via live telecast on TV. Radio coverage was received by 11 million people.
May 06, 2023 07:08 AM IST
Controversial jewels part of King Charles’ coronation
King Charles’ wife Camilla, will wear a modified version of the Queen Mary’s Crown during the ceremony. The changes to the crown include removal of the replica of the Kohinoor diamond following major controversy.
May 06, 2023 07:05 AM IST
Australia’s Sydney Opera House won’t light up for coronation. Here’s why
Across Australia, where King Charles is head of state, the role of the monarchy is controversial. The country held a referendum in 1999 on becoming a republic with 55% of voters opposed, while more recent polls have shown varying levels of support. Read more
May 06, 2023 06:39 AM IST
UK PM Rishi Sunak calls coronation ‘moment of pride’
Indian-origin British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak shared a special message as the UK counts down to the coronation of King Charles III. Read more
May 06, 2023 06:24 AM IST
What royal family members will do at King Charles’ coronation?
King Charles will take an oath to uphold the law and the Church of England during the ceremony. Here are all the details
May 06, 2023 06:05 AM IST
For King Charles, coronation ends 7-decade wait
King Charles III will end his seven-decade wait to be crowned king, in a ceremony that celebrates the monarchy’s medieval roots.
May 06, 2023 05:49 AM IST
Queen Elizabeth believed Meghan Markle is ‘evil’ and ‘complete catastrophe’
According to a report, Queen Elizabeth II regretted that her grandson Prince Harry met Meghan Markle. She used to believe that Harry and Meghan’s courtship was a “complete catastrophe”. Read more
May 06, 2023 05:36 AM IST
Coronation will mark the first time that Prince Harry will be publicly reunited with his family since the publication of his memoir
Prince Harry is set to be present at the coronation ceremony while Meghan Markle will stay in California. The ceremony will mark the first time that Prince Harry will be publicly reunited with his family since the publication of his memoir, Spare, and the release of Netflix docuseries, Harry & Meghan.
May 06, 2023 05:18 AM IST
After returning to Buckingham Palace, the royals will make a traditional appearance on the balcony
After returning to Buckingham Palace, the royals will make a traditional appearance on the balcony, with a fly-past by military aircraft.
May 06, 2023 05:05 AM IST
King Charles and Camilla to depart in the four-tonne Gold State Coach
After the service, King Charles and Camilla will depart in the four-tonne Gold State Coach that was built for George III, the last king of Britain’s American colonies, riding back to Buckingham Palace in a one-mile procession of 4,000 military personnel from 39 nations in ceremonial uniforms.
May 06, 2023 04:52 AM IST
In a coronation brimming with history, King Charles and Britain look to future
Charles III will be crowned king on Saturday in Britain’s biggest ceremonial event for seven decades. Watched by about 100 heads of state and dignitaries, Charles follows 40 predecessors in being crowned.
May 06, 2023 04:42 AM IST
King Charles’ coronation to blend ancient ritual with modern Britain
The coronation of King Charles will seek to blend the ancient ritual of a ceremony that dates back for almost 1,000 years with the modern, more diverse face of Britain and its many faiths, the Order of Service makes clear, Reuters reported.
May 06, 2023 04:35 AM IST
Princes Harry, Andrew out in the cold at coronation
Princes Harry and Andrew will both attend the coronation of King Charles III on Saturday but will have no formal role in proceedings — confirming they remain out in the cold, AFP reported.
May 06, 2023 04:31 AM IST
Meghan Markle denied bullying allegations
Meghan Markle has denied the bullying allegations with the palace staff which allegedly led to differences between Prince William and brother Prince Harry.
She with her spokesperson called them “a calculated smear campaign based on misleading and harmful misinformation”.
The allegations came to light before Meghan Markle’s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey in 2021.
May 06, 2023 04:14 AM IST
These foreign royals will attend King Charles’ coronation
King Charles and his wife Queen Consort Camilla’s coronation is set to be attended by 2,000 guests, which include foreign monarchs across the world. Read more
May 06, 2023 03:59 AM IST
Kate Middleton feeling ‘nervous’ before coronation
Prince William’s wife Kate Middleton admitted that she is feeling nervous ahead of coronation but said that she was trying to remain calm on the outside. Read more
May 06, 2023 03:49 AM IST
Vice president Dhankar meets King Charles ahead of coronation
Indian Vice-president Jagdeep Dhankhar met with King Charles III ahead of the coronation ceremony in London on Saturday. See photos
May 06, 2023 03:38 AM IST
Pomp and protests as UK poised for first coronation in 70 years
Britain’s first coronation in 70 years takes place on Saturday, with Charles III crowned king in an elaborate Christian ceremony steeped in solemn ritual and more than a millennium of history.
The coronation — the first of a British king since 1937 — is the religious confirmation of his accession after the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, last September.
May 06, 2023 03:30 AM IST
UK PM Rishi Sunak hails multi-faith Coronation as ‘moment of national pride’
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has a special message in celebration of the Coronation of King Charles III, highlighting the central role to be played by all faiths in a religious ceremony over a thousand years old, PTI reported.
May 06, 2023 03:18 AM IST
Street parties in varous parts of UK to celebrate coronation
To celebrate the coronation, street parties will be held in various parts of UK. The Royal Crescent is also one such area that attracts many tourists each year owing to its impeccable lawns.
May 06, 2023 03:08 AM IST
‘Giant penis’ made on lawn before King Charles’ coronation party
People of the Royal Crescent were shocked when a “giant penis” was seen mown into the lawn before King Charles’ coronation party. Read more
May 06, 2023 02:59 AM IST
What King Charles is up to ahead of coronation?
King Charles is relaxed and looking forward to his coronation, one of the ceremony’s key clergymen said, reported the Mirror. Read more
May 06, 2023 02:47 AM IST
What Princess Diana said when she was asked if she would be UK’s Queen
Princess Diana’s response on whether she thought she could “ever be queen” has resurfaced online before her ex-husband King Charles III’s coronation. Read more
May 06, 2023 02:38 AM IST
A special message from King Charles and Camilla for train passengers
Train passengers on platforms across the UK were reminded to “mind the gap” by King Charles III. The monarch and Queen Consort Camilla recorded an announcement which was played at every railway station across the UK. Read more
May 06, 2023 02:26 AM IST
Prince Harry leapt to defend his wife
Prince William and Prince Harry’s relationship broke down partly due to Meghan Markle’s treatment of palace staff, a royal historian has claimed. Read more
May 06, 2023 02:19 AM IST
Prince William’s son to make history at coronation
Prince George, 9, is set to be the most prominent among them while Camilla’s three grandsons will also join him in the role. Read more
May 06, 2023 02:09 AM IST
King Charles’ coronation will break from royal protocol
The coronation ceremony will be different from Queen Elizabeth II’s in terms of the dress code, the role given to King Charles’ grandson Prince George and small guest list. Read here
May 06, 2023 01:58 AM IST
Will he? Won’t he? King Charles has doubts Prince Harry will attend coronation
King Charles is in doubt on whether his younger son Prince Harry will attend the coronation amid claims that the Duke of Sussex gave no details of when he would arrive in the UK for the grand event, a royal expert claimed. Read more
May 06, 2023 01:48 AM IST
Only ‘curt nod’ between Harry- William at coronation: Why royal expert said this
The royal expert said that Prince Harry’s attendance at the historic event will be “awkward” as he is attending the ceremony alone. He further added that Prince Harry “doesn’t really exist” without Meghan Markle. Read more
May 06, 2023 01:37 AM IST
King Charles meets international dignitaries ahead of coronation
King Charles hosted dignitaries from around the world at Buckingham Palace ahead of the coronation.
May 06, 2023 01:35 AM IST
Excited royal fans camp out at The Mall
Royal fans have already begun camping out on The Mall, the grand boulevard that leads to Buckingham Palace. King Charles and his eldest son, Prince William, and Kate Middleton met the fans during an impromptu walkabout.
May 06, 2023 01:24 AM IST
His behaviour ‘hurtful, cruel’: King Charles’ friend slams Prince Harry
One of King Charles’ closest friends hit out at Prince Harry over “hurtful” and “cruel” claims that he made against his father and the royal family. Lord Nicholas Soames, grandson of late UK PM Sir Winston Churchill made the comments ahead of Prince Harry’s arrival in the UK for King Charles’ coronation.
May 06, 2023 01:11 AM IST
What is Prince Harry’s role at the coronation?
According to Harper’s Bazaar, Prince Harry will sit with other relatives in the congregation at the Westminster Abbey and will not have any major role in the coronation ceremony. His wife, Meghan Markle, will remain in California with their kids.
May 06, 2023 12:53 AM IST
Regalia at King Charles’ coronation
The ceremony for King Charles’ coronation will involve historic regalia ranging from sceptres and maces to a ring and a spoon.
May 06, 2023 12:47 AM IST
When is the coronation for King Charles
The coronation ceremony will begin at 1000 GMT following a procession from Buckingham Palace. King Charles’ coronation ceremony will last about two hours.
May 06, 2023 12:32 AM IST
What King Charles finds ‘abhorrent’ about the coronation, his friend reveals
A friend of King Charles said that the monarch would be horrified by the public pledging allegiance to him. Broadcaster Jonathan Dimbleby, a close friend of King Charles said that the idea was “ill advised” and not something the monarch wanted.
May 06, 2023 12:21 AM IST
How UK’s coins and stamps have changed because of King Charles
King Charles’ image is shown on British currency. Newly minted 50 pence coins featuring the portrait of King Charles III entered circulation in December, but his image won’t appear on new bank notes until mid-2024, the Bank of England said.
May 06, 2023 12:14 AM IST
King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla: Their 50-year relationship
King Charles III is set to be crowned alongside his wife Camilla as the couple begin a new chapter in their relationship that has spanned over 50 years. Charles and Camilla first met in 1970 and married 18 years ago in a low-key ceremony. Read their love story here
May 06, 2023 12:02 AM IST
A look at the history of coronations
Kings and queens of Britain have been crowned at London’s Westminster Abbey in a ceremony that has changed little throughout the centuries. The coronation of every king and queen of England and Britain has been held at the Abbey since 1066.
May 05, 2023 11:57 PM IST
Why is King Charles having a coronation?
A coronation is not essential and no other monarchy across the globe has an event in the same style. Royal historian Alice Hunt said it had persisted as a means to legitimise the monarch in a public way.
May 05, 2023 11:49 PM IST
King Charles’ wife Queen Consort Camilla will be crowned with an existing crown at the coronation which has undergone a transformation owing to many controversies. The changes to the crown include removal of the replica of the Kohinoor diamond.
May 05, 2023 11:38 PM IST
Manju Malhi: Indian-origin chef invited to King Charles’ coronation
Indian-origin chef Manju Malhi will be among the chosen few British Empire Medal (BEM) recipients seated at Westminster Abbey in London when King Charles is formally crowned Britain’s monarch. Read more about her here
May 05, 2023 11:34 PM IST
Royal fan asks King Charles to spend the night in her tent. He says…
One royal fan from Australia requested King Charles, saying, “Thank you for coming sir. I met you years and years ago and I told you I come from Australia. It was lovely to meet you and enjoy your day tomorrow, sir.”
King Charles thanked her and then asked, “You’re not camping, are you?”
To which she replied, “I am, I’m just over there. Come and see me in the night,” to which King Charles laughed loudly.
May 05, 2023 11:30 PM IST
US first lady Jill Biden standing in for US president at the coronation
US first lady Jill Biden met British PM Rishi Sunak’s wife Akshata Murty as she visited London to represent the United States at King Charles’ coronation.