The Crowning Moment: Charles III and Camilla Become King and Queen of the United Kingdom - And Navigating The Monarchy’s Role In Modern Britain

By Lindelwa Masuku

On the 6th of May, history was made as Charles III was crowned as the new king of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth. The coronation took place at Westminster Abbey and was witnessed by thousands of people in attendance and millions watching from around the world. The ceremony was led by the Anglican service of Holy Communion, which was followed by the traditional procession of the new monarch and his consort, Camilla.

The coronation was a momentous occasion for the British people, who had been anticipating it since Charles III acceded to the throne last year on the 8th of September after the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II. Many people welcomed the coronation with open arms and celebrated the event with great enthusiasm.

However, not everyone was thrilled about the coronation. Some believe that the British monarchy is an outdated institution that has no place in modern society. These individuals took to the streets to protest the coronation and voice their dissent.