King Charles III and Queen Camilla will be crowned at Westminster Abbey today (Saturday, May 6) in a ceremony attended by 2,200 people. Follow along with OK!’s coverage on this momentous day
ByRebecca RussellRoyal Writer
Their Majesties King Charles III and Queen Camilla will be crowned at Westminster Abbey today (Saturday, May 6) in a ceremony attended by 2,200 people.
The King, who was the longest serving Prince of Wales in history, becomes the 40th monarch to be crowned and anointed in the ancient building, where, just seven months ago, the nation bid a final farewell to the late Queen Elizabeth.
The ceremony is due to start at 11am, with The King's Procession leaving Buckingham Palace at around 10.20am. After a two hour service – reduced from the huge three hour Coronation that the late Queen had 70 years ago in 1953 – the newly crowned King and Queen will return to the Palace.
Follow along with OK!'s coverage of this monumental event below and check back throughout the day for updates, key moments and fascinating stories.
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Guests begin to arrive at Westminster Abbey
Some of the 2,200 guests have started to arrive at Westminster Abbey. The entire congregation needs to be seated before 9am, with Their Majesties leaving Buckingham Palace at 10.20am.
Some notable faces so far include the actor and comedian Stephen Fry who was previously a guest at The King and Queen's religious blessing back in 2005.
Five key points we know so far
- His Majesty suceeded to the throne on September 8, 2022 following the death of Queen Elizabeth II
- King Charles will be the 40th monarch to be crowned at Westminster Abbey
- The King and Queen are due to leave Buckingham Palace at 10.20am
- The service is due to start at 11am and will last approximately two hours
- Their Majesties and senior members of the Royal Family will then proceed back to Buckingham Palace to stand on the famous balcony
Welcome to our coverage
Hello and welcome to OK! Magazine's coverage of King Charles III's and Queen Camilla's Coronation.
Make sure you follow along and check back throughout the day for updates, key moments and fascinating stories.
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