What the Royal Family Will Do at Prince Charles’ Coronation

Attention will be on the British royal family, with heads of state and world dignitaries attending Prince Charles’ coronation. Here’s what royals should do during the ceremony, which dates back nearly 1,000 years.

king charles

Coronation of Prince Charles: Britain’s King Charles III addresses guests at the Royal Governor-General and Prime Minister’s Luncheon at Buckingham Palace. (AFP)

King Charles became monarch of the United Kingdom and 14 other territories following the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, in September. He vowed to uphold the law and the Church of England at his ceremonies, was anointed with the holy oil of Christ and received gifts from his crown jewels. The coronation of the Archbishop of Canterbury will follow.

Queen Camilla

Charles’ second wife, Camilla, will be crowned Queen with a small coronation during the ceremony.

Prince William

Prince William, Prince Charles’ eldest son and heir to the throne, will star in the coronation ceremony as he kneels before King Charles and pledges allegiance to the “King of life and limb”.

prince george

William’s eldest son George, nine, second in line to the throne, is one of the king’s four pages of honor. He plans to ride in a carriage through Westminster Abbey with his brothers Charlotte and Louis as part of a grand procession back to Buckingham Palace.

prince harry

Prince Harry did not play an official role at the ceremony and will not take part in the parade, while his wife Meghan Markle remains in the US with their two children.

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