King Charles III will have his official coronation ceremony on May 6, 2023 at Westminster Abbey and his wife, Queen Camilla, will also be crowned Queen Consort on the same day. The ceremony will be conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby.
“The Coronation will reflect the monarch’s role today and look towards the future, while being rooted in longstanding traditions and pageantry.”
But one thing that’s certain is during the ceremony, King Charles will be anointed, blessed and consecrated by the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Historically May is a popular month for the British royals: May 6 will also be the 4th birthday of his grandson Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor and the anniversary of Queen Elizabeths sister, Princess Margaret’s wedding to Antony Armstrong-Jones in 1960. The king’s great-great grandfather, King Edward VII (eldest son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert), died on May 6, 1910. Charles’s grandfather, King George VI, also held his coronation in May (albeit the 12th) in 1937.