King Charles III, President of the Commonwealth of Nations, was crowned.
Ahead of their coronation at Westminster Abbey, Britain's King Charles and Queen Camilla set out from Buckingham Palace Saturday on the King's Procession to be crowned in the country's first coronation service in nearly 70 years.
King Charles and his wife Camilla, who left Buckingham Palace at the ceremony attended by representatives from 203 countries, including about 100 heads of state, met with Queen II. He reached Westminster Abbey in the Diamond Jubilee State Car, which was used to celebrate Elizabeth's 60th anniversary of the throne.
Accompanied by the Sovereign's Escort guards, they are traveling along The Mall outside the palace, through the Admiralty Arch, passing to the south of the King Charles Island statue in Trafalgar Square before turning onto Whitehall Road leading to the church.
More than 6,000 members of the armed forces take part in the ceremony, where extraordinary security measures were taken across London for the historic day.
Charles was crowned with the historic St. Edward's Crown, while Queen Camilla will wear a modified version of the Crown of Queen Mary, fashioned in 1911.
After his coronation, Charles will be the 40th monarch to take the traditional Oath of Faithful Service.
Once enthroned, he receives "Homage" — a promise of allegiance and faithfulness, recognizing his spiritual and earthly authority.
Invitations were sent to approximately 2,000 people for the ceremony of King Charles III, which is highly anticipated around the world. All members of the Royal family were present at the ceremony, which is expected to be attended by approximately 20,000 people.
Announcing his departure from the official duties of the royal family in 2020, Prince Harry attended alone.
High-level executives, including British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, former British Prime Minister Liz Truss and Tony Blair, Scotland's new Prime Minister Humza Yousef, French President Emmanuel Macron and cabinet officials, also attended the ceremony.
US President Joe Biden could not attend the ceremony. Instead, his wife Jill Biden took part in the ceremony.
Fuat Oktay, Vice President of Türkiye, attended the ceremony. Religious leaders from different parts of the world also attended the ceremony.
World leaders from Russia, Belarus, Myanmar, Afghanistan, Syria, Venezuela and Iran were absent from the ceremony.
Source: AA - Ihlas News Agency