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King Charles III crowned King of England

King Charles III

King Charles III sits as he is crowned with St Edward's Crown, by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby, during the coronation ceremony at Westminster Abbey, London.


Juliet Boma


King Charles III has been crowned at London’s Westminster Abbe .

The event was a solemn Christian coronation steeped in 1,000 years of history and tradition, but adapted to reflect 21st-century Britain

According to Channels TV, Thousands of people turned central London red, white and blue on Saturday, with a sea of Union Jack flags lining the streets for the coronation of King Charles III.

But even before Charles, 74, and Queen Camilla, 75, left Buckingham Palace aboard the Diamond Jubilee State Coach for a rainy procession to the abbey.

Police arrested dozens of protesters using new powers rushed onto the statute book to crack down on direct action groups.

The anti-monarchy movement Republic which wants an elected head of state said six of its organisers were detained, while climate activists Just Stop Oil said 19 of its number were held.

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