King Charles III and Queen Camilla crowned at Westminster Abbey

King Charles has been crowned at his Coronation, the first in the UK for 70 years.

Shortly afterwards, his wife Camilla was crowned Queen.

After the crown was placed on Charles’ head, cries of “God Save the King” were heard inside and outside Westminster Abbey.

Gun salutes were made across the UK, the abbey bells rang for two minutes, and corks were popped on the Mall in London where thousands had gathered.

After the ceremony, the crowds who lined the procession route watched the newly-crowned couple make their way to Buckingham Palace in the Gold State Coach.

And on the Mall in front of the palace, the public peered from under their umbrellas to see the family’s balcony appearance.

But the BBC understands Prince Harry – who was at the ceremony in Westminster Abbey – was not invited to join his family on the balcony.

The Duke of Sussex arrived at the abbey alongside his cousins Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice.

He was sitting three rows back from his brother, Prince William – the first time they had been seen together since Harry’s memoir, Spare, was released.

It is thought Prince Harry is already on his way back to Heathrow Airport, as his son Archie is celebrating his fourth birthday in the US.

Plans for a military flypast as the family appeared on the balcony were scaled back due to the “unsuitable weather conditions”, the Ministry of Defence confirmed.

The ceremony itself was watched on TV around the world, as well as some 2,300 people who were invited to the abbey.

Celebrity guests were also at Westminster Abbey – including actress Emma Thompson and US singer Katy Perry.

US First Lady Jill Biden, and her granddaughter Finnegan, arrived in a three-car motorcade, although President Biden did not travel to the UK.

French President Emmanuel Macron and First Lady of Ukraine Olena Zelenska were also in the abbey, as were Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and leaders of the Commonwealth countries.

The Coronation began at 11:00 BST and ended at 13:00, with the main theme being the importance of service.

That theme was reflected in the oaths and prayers King Charles made, and the sermon delivered by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby.


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