On the 6th May, marked a historic moment in British history as King Charles III was crowned King, making this the first coronation in 70 years. 

The day was full of splendour and pageantry, and began with the King’s Procession to Westminster Abbey, drawn down the Mall which was crammed full of spectators, with many having made the decision to camp out overnight before the ceremony. 

The ceremony began at 11am with a choir and lasted two hours. King Charles was given regalia throughout the ceremony, such as the Sovereign's Orb and the Sovereign’s sceptres, which all bore symbolic meaning. The orb’s cross represented Christianity and the two sceptres symbolised kingly power and justice and the spiritual role of the King. 

During the ceremony, King Charles was presented to the people before affirming the Coronation Oath that the King would uphold the law and Church. King Charles was then anointed with holy oils. Finally, he was crowned with the St Edward’s crown, which would only be worn once. After the King had been crowned, the abbey bells rang for two minutes and a gun salute of 62 rounds was fired. King Charles was then enthroned, followed by the crowning and subsequent enthronement of Queen Camilla. The service ended with Holy Communion and King Charles put on the Imperial State Crown. 

At one o’clock, the Coronation Procession took place with 4,000 members of the armed service and 19 military bands involved. 

To end the Coronation, the new monarch was finally presented to crowds at the Mall, known as the Buckingham Palace fly-past, a tradition upheld since 1902.