King Charles III
“There were abhorrent and unjustifiable acts of violence committed against Kenyans as they waged… a painful struggle for independence and sovereignty. And for that, there can be no excuse,” he told a state banquet on Tuesday evening.
King Charles III's first state visit to France this week will include echoes of his mother's many trips across the English Channel. Like Queen Elizabeth II did in her day, he will process through the streets of Paris, plant a tree at the British ambassador's residence and dine at the Palace of Versailles.
7 May 2023
The musical selection for the royal event of the year, the coronation of Charles III, is surprisingly modern, from choirs to a Spotify playlist. Here's what we can expect to hear.
5 May 2023
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.
2 May 2023
Why choose May 6 for the new King's coronation? Who will be performing at the coronation concert? Will Prince Harry be there? And what's for lunch?
22 Apr 2023
At present, no exact sum has been given on how much the coronation will cost but it's been estimated at £100million.
8 Apr 2023
Explaining the British monarch's wealth. This week, an investigation by the Guardian newspaper revealed that King Charles III and his late mother Queen Elizabeth II received around £1 billion from a number of estates.
26 Mar 2023
Just like his mother before him, King Charles II is not only head of state of the United Kingdom, but also of 14 Commonwealth countries. For years however, rumours have been circulating that after Queen Elizabeth II passed away, several of those nations would announce their decision to become a republic. So is it true? Our international affairs editor and royal watcher Philip Turle investigates in this edition of Coronation Countdown.