When is he officially crowned and what happens next?

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Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, her eldest son ascended the throne to become King Charles III.

The late Queen reigned for 70 years and celebrated her Platinum Jubilee in June 2022, meaning she was the only monarch many people in Britain have known.

Britain is currently mourning the late Queen and, although she has already ascended the throne, the coronation of the new King will not take place for some time.

But exactly when will the coronation take place, and what will it mean for both the monarchy and the rest of the country?

When did Charles become king?

Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday, September 8, Charles officially became king.

However, it is tradition to wait until a sufficient time of mourning has elapsed before crowning the new sovereign.

A great deal of preparation is also required to organize the ceremony.

King Charles III's accession ceremony at St. James's Palace - Jamie Lorriman/Daily Telegraph

King Charles III’s accession ceremony at St. James’s Palace – Jamie Lorriman/Daily Telegraph

When is the coronation of King Carlos III?

An official coronation date has not yet been announced, however the Telegraph reported that it is likely to be in the spring or summer of 2023, after a period of mourning for the late Queen.

The late Queen’s coronation took place on June 2, 1953 following her accession to the throne on February 6, 1952, more than a year after she ascended the throne.

What will be the process of the official coronation?

King Charles III’s coronation is expected to be styled in accordance with his vision of a smaller, more modern monarchy.

The King will be crowned alongside his Queen Consort, Camila.

Sources have said the ceremony will be shorter, smaller and less expensive than Queen Elizabeth II’s. It is also said to be planned to be representative of different religious and community groups, in keeping with the King’s desire to reflect the ethnic diversity of modern Britain.

The coronation will include the oath required by statute and many of the ceremonies seen in the late Queen’s service, such as the anointing with consecrated oil, the delivery of the orb and the enthronement itself.

The coronation will include the oath required by statute and many of the ceremonies seen in the late Queen's service, such as the anointing with consecrated oil, the delivery of the orb and the enthronement itself.  -PA

The coronation will include the oath required by statute and many of the ceremonies seen in the late Queen’s service, such as the anointing with consecrated oil, the delivery of the orb and the enthronement itself. -PA

Like Queen Elizabeth II, the King will be crowned with the St Edward’s Crown, which is made of solid gold and features more than 400 precious stones, including rubies, garnets and sapphires.

More than 8,000 guests from 129 countries traveled to Westminster Abbey for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953 but, in contrast, guests at the King’s coronation will be limited to 2,000 to accommodate health and safety restrictions.

The Archbishop of Canterbury will lead the ceremony at Westminster Abbey, confirming Charles’s acceptance to become King through the coronation oath.

The King will be asked if he will rule the UK and other Commonwealth nations with law and justice and maintain Christianity in the nation.

He will be seated in the Coronation Chair, known as Edward’s Chair, holding the sovereign’s scepter and rod, to represent his control of the nation, and the sovereign’s orb, to represent the Christian world.

After being anointed, blessed and consecrated by the archbishop, Carlos will have the crown of St. Edward placed on his head, officially crowning him as King Carlos III.

What is Operation Golden Orb?

Operation Golden Orb is the code name under which plans for the coronation of King Charles were drawn up and discussions carried on for many years.

What will happen when King Charles is officially crowned?

After the coronation ceremony, the King will most likely stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, along with other senior members of the Royal Family.

King Charles III and the queen consort are moving from Clarence House to Buckingham Palace, a move that has led to redundancies at the king’s former home.

Around 100 staff members received written notice of redundancies on Monday 12 September, with a Palace spokesman saying job losses were “inevitable”.

The coronation will see Prince William take on new titles, including being formally named the Prince of Wales.

During the reign of King Charles, we could see less of a focus on the extended royal family, with only the king’s sons, daughters-in-law, and grandchildren taking on public roles.

Will the coronation be televised?

The King’s coronation is likely to be televised, especially as the Accession Council on Saturday 10 September was televised for the first time.

The late Queen’s coronation was the first to be televised and was held at her request. An estimated 27 million people in the UK watched the ceremony on television, with 11 million tuning in on the radio.

Who will pay for the Coronation?

The Government pays for the Coronation and the King has reportedly expressed a wish that his service be considered “good value” given that it comes during a cost of living crisis.

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Will Camilla become queen?

The Duchess of Cornwall will be crowned queen alongside her husband Charles during her coronation. She will assume the title of Queen Consort, as per Her Majesty’s wishes on the eve of her Platinum Jubilee in February 2022.

The King paid tribute to the “steadfast devotion to duty” of his “dear wife” Camilla in his first address to the nation.

The Queen Consort will have the platinum and diamond crown made for the Queen Mother’s coronation in 1937 placed on her head.

How old is King Charles?

King Carlos III is 73 years old. He was the longest serving heir apparent in British history and is the longest serving monarch to be crowned in British history.

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