King Charles III, Queen Camilla Arrive for Coronation: Details

King Charles III Arrives at Westminster Abbey for Coronation Carriage

King Charles III departs Buckingham Palace within the carriage
Anthony Harvey/Shutterstock

His Majesty is within the constructing! King Charles III arrived at his official coronation ceremony in a horse-drawn carriage.

The previous Prince of Wales, 74, waved to onlookers within the rain on Saturday, Might 6, because the procession left Buckingham Palace and rode by means of the streets of London. He sat in a gilded gold and black carriage as world leaders and notable celebrities stuffed Westminster Abbey. On his approach to the service, Charles handed a statue of his late grandmother, the Queen Mom.

Queen Camilla arrived alongside her husband for the historic occasion. The primary time a Queen Consort has been topped since 1937. In line with ABC Information, the ceremony solely takes place for feminine consorts, which means the late Prince Philip didn’t have an official crowning.

Charles instantly ascended the throne after his mom, Queen Elizabeth II, died at age 96 in September 2022.

Charles and Camilla, 75, might be surrounded by lots of their family members — together with Charles’ kids, Prince William and Prince Harry — through the momentous event. The palace confirmed final month that Harry, 38, would attend the occasion with out his spouse, Meghan Markle.

“Buckingham Palace is happy to substantiate that The Duke of Sussex will attend the Coronation Service at Westminster Abbey on Might sixth,” an April 12 assertion learn. “The Duchess of Sussex will stay in California with Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet.”

A supply subsequently instructed Us Weekly that Meghan’s determination to remain house was influenced by the coronation falling on the identical day as her and Harry’s son Archie’s 4th birthday. The duo — who tied the knot in 2018 — additionally share daughter Lilibet, 23 months.

King Charles III Arrives at Westminster Abbey for Coronation Carriage 2

King Charles III departs Buckingham Palace within the carriage.
Anthony Harvey/Shutterstock

“As a lot as Meghan appreciates the invite to the coronation, she wouldn’t miss her son’s birthday for the world,” the insider shared. “Regardless of being the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan is a mother first.”

The king, for his half, would’ve favored each of the Archewell cofounders to be current for the massive day.

“Charles is unhappy that Meghan won’t be in attendance. Charles hoped the coronation can be an opportunity to raised join and preserve therapeutic between them,” one other supply instructed Us in April.

Harry’s presence on the coronation marks his first time reuniting along with his household since his grandmother’s funeral in September 2022 — and because the January launch of his bombshell memoir, Spare. The Duke of Sussex has spoken out in opposition to the U.Okay. media and senior members of the royal household on a number of events since he and Meghan, 41, stepped again from their roles as senior royals in 2020.

Regardless of being estranged from his household amid his criticism of The Agency, Harry has expressed a want to reconcile along with his father and brother.

“I wish to get my father again. I wish to have my brother again,” he stated throughout his January ITV interview.

Though the BetterUp CIO was invited to attend Charles’ coronation, royal skilled Tessa Dunlop beforehand instructed Us that the household reunion may be “a little bit of a nightmare” for him.

“I used to be watching the physique language when he got here out of St George’s Chapel when [Elizabeth] had lastly been laid to relaxation on the final day of the funeral itself. He was serving to Meghan into the automotive and he simply wasn’t a person who was snug in his pores and skin,” the Century Ladies writer stated. “And this time he’s coming over with out the help of Meghan.”

Household drama apart, the coronation ceremony will kick off a weekend of celebrations together with a live performance on the East Garden of Windsor Fortress on Sunday, Might 7. American Idol judges Katy Perry and Lionel Richie are among the many artists slated to carry out.