The official coronation of King Charles III will take place on May 6 2023, Buckingham Palace confirmed on Tuesday.
The ceremony will be held at London’s Westminster Abbey and conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby.
According to reports, the coronation will be more modest and shorter than previous ceremonies. A statement from the palace added that the occasion will still be “rooted in longstanding traditions and pageantry.”
“The Ceremony has retained a similar structure for over a thousand years, and next year’s Coronation is expected to include the same core elements while recognising the spirit of our times” , the palace also confirmed.
King Charles III will be “anointed, blessed and consecrated” by the Archbishop of Canterbury – a role which has conducted most royal coronations since 1066, according to the statement.
The King will be crowned alongside his wife, Camilla, the Queen Consort.
The last coronation, the coronation of Queen Elizabeth took place on 2 June 1953. It took three hours with a congregation of 8,000 dignitaries and was broadcast live on television, attracting record-breaking audiences around the world.
King Charles III will be 74 years old next May, making him the oldest person to be crowned in British history.