Saturday, May 6, 2023

Britain's King Charles and Queen Camilla crowned in lavish ceremony

DW News on YouTube has the story.

King Charles III and his wife, Queen Camilla, have been crowned at Westminster Abbey in London.

In a ceremony packed full of music and symbolism, Charles was crowned in front more than two thousand national and international guests. Westminster Abbey has staged coronations for more than nine centuries. Charles's religious ceremony followed a pattern unchanged for hundreds of years. After the coronation, the King and Queen couple were driven to Buckingham Palace in a golden carriage. And then the royal family appeared on the balcony to the delight of the assembed crowds.

Earlier the Archbishop of Canterbury and the congregation pledged allegiance to the King.

Police arrested a number of people protesting against the monarchy as King Charles was crowned.

Several members of the anti-royal group Republic were detained. The demonstrators were demanding an end to the monarchy. Although most Britons are in favour of the institution, polls suggest support is declining among young people.

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