The crown will be placed on the monarch’s head for the first time, in a celebration that will last three days and will culminate next Saturday.
He king charles II will celebrate his coronation this weekend in United Kingdom, eight months after the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, in what will be a unique ceremony for the monarch. Where will it take place and where can I follow it?
The world event will have attendees of all kinds: presidents, ministers, officials and prominent personalities from countries on all continents. In addition, it will be a coronation with a divorced king and queen, Carlos and Camila, and with several stepsons, an ex-husband, a rebellious son and even a disgraced brother.
Carlos, 74, divorced Diana in 1996, after a highly publicized “war”. Diana died in 1997 in a car accident in Paris. Camila, 75, divorced Andrew Parker Bowles, a former army officer, in 1995 after 21 years of marriage.
Where will be the coronation of Carlos III
The Coronation of King Carlos III will be the Saturday May 6 at 11 local time (7 in the morning in Argentine time) in the Westminster Abbey, the church used for coronation since 1066. It is also the burial place of more than 3,000 great British figures.
Church it was built by Henry II to dedicate it to the holy king Edward the Confessor and there rest the remains of the most outstanding personalities of the British crown.
In the event, Carlos III will become the 40th monarch in history and his wife Camila will be named as Queen consortthe title given to the wife of a reigning monarch and the female equivalent of the king’s titles and treatments.
Where to follow the transmission
Millions of people will be attentive to what happens next Saturday, when Carlos III is made official as King of Great Britain.
The event with worldwide repercussions can be followed through the main British channels (BBC, ITV and Sky), which will kick off at 11 a.m. UK time on their respective YouTube channels.
In countries like Spain, it is expected that the main general chains will alter their programming and include the live signal to follow the event.
The king will use recycled clothing
As a peculiar fact, one of the particularities that the event will have are the clothes that the monarch will use: will wear outfits that were once used by their predecessorsincluding his mother and grandfather.
The king decided to load the gala with religious and historical symbolism as a way of promote environmental sustainability recycling what already exists.
He Buckingham Palace explained that many of the items he will carry, such as crowns and sceptres, are from centuries ago, but Carlos also will reuse some garments made for coronations since 1821 “for the sake of sustainability and efficiency.”