Charles III crowned king in London's Westminster Abby in first coronation in 70 years
London - Charles III was crowned king of Britain and Northern Ireland today Saturday, April 6, 2023 in London in the royal church Westminster Abbey by the archbishop of Canterbury.
More than 2,000 guests, thousands of troops and tens of thousands of spectators have turned out for the historic event that began at about 5:30 a.m. ET time after Charles traveled from Buckingham Palace in a gilt-trimmed, horse-drawn carriage to the church in a ceremony built on ancient traditions at a time when the British monarchy faces an uncertain future.
The coronation is the first in Britain in 70 years and only the second in history to be televised live.
Thousands of people from across the United Kingdom around the world camped overnight along the 1.3-mile route from the palace to the church, amid intermittent rain.
There were some protesters along the route, the wire service also reports.
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