King Charles III, Queen Consort Carmilla set to be crowned today

LARGE crowds are gathered at Westminster Abbey Central London Saturday morning to watch the crowning of King Charles III and the Queen Consort Camilla.

The coronation ceremony will begin at 10:00 GMT with a lavish displays of royal pageantry and processions.

Some 2,200 guests are expected at Westminster Abbey, fewer than the 8,000 who attended Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation in 1953.

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari is among several world leaders in London to witness the ceremony which will be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

A weekend of planned special events also includes street parties and a concert at Windsor Castle tomorrow, as well as a nationwide volunteering drive on Monday

Anti-monarchy protests are also expected, spearheaded by the group Republic – which is coordinating rallies in Trafalgar Square and around the UK

King Charles III, formerly known as The Prince of Wales, became King on the death of his mother Queen Elizabeth II on 8 September 2022.

The King has been instrumental in establishing more than 20 charities over 40 years, including The Prince’s TrustThe Prince’s Foundation and The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund (PWCF).

He has also worked closely with many organisations, publicly supporting a wide variety of causes relating to the environment, rural communities, the built environment, the arts, healthcare and education.

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