King Charles III was crowned King of Britain and Northern Ireland on Saturday in London’s Westminster Abbey with his wife, Camilla, the Queen Consort.
Tens of thousands lined the streets of London as Charles and Camilla traveled from Buckingham Palace in a gilt-trimmed horse-drawn carriage to the Abbey and their return to the palace.
The ancient traditional ceremony was filled with pomp and pageantry from God Save the God and three Hip Hip Hoorah hat-tipping cheers in military precision from the 7,000 British military personnel on Buckingham Palace’s garden.
During the ceremony at the Abbey, the King’s son and heir, William, Prince of Wales, swore an oath of allegiance and loyalty to his father.
The Prince kneeled before the King declaring: “I, William, Prince of Wales, pledge my loyalty to you, and faith and truth I will bear unto you, as your liege man of life and limb. So help me God.”
The Prince touched the King’s crown with his right hand, then kissed his father’s left cheek.
The ceremonial part of the day ended with the King and Queen Consort standing on the balcony with their immediate working members of the Royal Family flanked by their pages as the Royal Air Force flew over.
Prince Harry was not on the balcony. Although he was seated in the Abbey, he was seen departing alone in a car, presumably for the airport to return home to his wife and children in California.
Prince Harry did join in with other royals at Westminster saying the words: "God save King Charles. Long live King Charles. May the King live forever."
Among those in attendance were First Lady Jill Biden, French President Emmanuel Macron, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and eight current and former British prime ministers.
The marked difference going forward for King Charles III as of today will be the line of demarcation between his past public political statements and non-political statements as King.
Ever since King Charles I was beheaded in 1649 following the English Civil War with Parliament, British monarchs’ constitutional role has moved closer to steering clear of politics.
On very few reported occasions were his Mother’s statements of a political nature publicly.
Royal aides have said in the past that Prince Charles would cease his opinions upon inheriting the crown even though he has been outspoken in the past about farming, genetic modification, global warming, social deprivation, planning and architecture so much so that some have referred to him as the "meddling prince” for his numerous letters to ministers and politicians.
In 2020, then Prince Charles participated in the World Economic Forum supporting the Great Reset as defined by its Founder Klaus Schwab.
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