By H. Haverstock, The Chicago Times
October 12, 2022
LONDON – Buckingham Palace announced Tuesday that King Charles III will be crowned at Westminster Abbey on May 6.
According to a statement from Buckingham Palace, “The coronation will reflect the monarch’s role today and look towards the future, while being rooted in long standing traditions and pageantry.”
Royal officials added that the coronation of both Charles and the Queen Consort will be a solemn religious ceremony conducted by Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby.
During the ceremony, Charles will be anointed with holy oil before accepting the crown, orb, scepter, and coronation ring. The ceremony is expected to last one hour and contain less of the traditional pomp and circumstance seen at the coronation of Elizabeth II. It is hoped that a watered down coronation will be more acceptable in times of high inflation and the growing threat of world war.