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It's a date! King Charles's coronation confirmed

The coronation of King Charles III will take place on 6 May next year.

IMAGE: Official Portait of King Charles III

Like Queen Elizabeth II, the King will be crowned at Westminster Abbey in London, in the presence of world leaders.

While official details of the day's events are yet to be released, the ceremony will be conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

On the day, King Charles will travel from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey with Queen Consort Camilla.

Like his mother and father, they will be taken in the gold state coach, which is reserved for coronations and jubilees.

Up to a million people travelled to London to watch the coach along the Mall in 1953. The ceremony will be broadcast live on television, but the number of guests who attend in person is expected to be cut from 8,000 to 2,000.

It is thought it will be shorter than the previous one - lasting just over an hour instead of three.

Experts have speculated that the current cost of living crisis and the King's desire for a more cost-effective solution.


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