Showtime! UK readies pomp for King Charles III's coronation


Britain's royal family turns the page on a new chapter with the coronation of King Charles the third. Charles ascended the throne when his mother Queen Elizabeth II died last year, but the coronation on Saturday is a religious ceremony, the provides a more formal confirmation of his role as head of state and titular head of the Church of England. The pomp, pageantry and symbolism of the occasion, date back to the medieval times, when English kings wielded great power, Charles says he wants to slim down the monarchy, and his coronation was planned accordingly, but it will still feature all native regalia and be attended by heads of state and royals from other nations. Charles De Ledesma, London

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