King Charles III’s coronation: What to expect on the big day
05 May 2023 | 5:09 am
King Charles will be presented to "the people" - a tradition dating back to Anglo-Saxon times. Standing beside the 700-year-old Coronation Chair, the King will turn to face the four sides of the abbey and be proclaimed the "undoubted King" before the congregation is asked to show their homage and service.
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