The coronation of King Charles III

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The coronation of King Charles III

The coronation of King Charles III on Saturday was a historic day for Britian.

It was jam-packed with events; some planned, others not.

Behind a three-sided screen, the Dean of Westminster poured holy oil from the Ampulla, a gold eagle-shaped flask, on to the Coronation Spoon, and then the Archbishop of Canterbury anointed Charles on his head, breast and hands, according to the Church of England’s liturgy.

In the background, the Choir of Westminster Abbey sang the anthemic “Zadok the Priest” by George Frideric Handel, which was composed for the coronation of King George II in 1727 and performed at every British coronation since.

After crowning Charles, Welby shouted: “God Save the King.” Those in attendance repeated the words.

Soon after, Camilla was also crowned. Like her husband, she was anointed with holy oil by the Archbishop of Canterbury — this time in full view of the audience — before having Queen Mary’s Crown placed on her head.

Source: CNN