King Charles III formally crowned
King Charles III has been formally crowned as the King of the United Kingdom at Westminster Abbey on Saturday.
Along with the King, his wife, Camilla, the queen consort was also crowned. The Royal couple travelled from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey wearing a glided crown, that Queen Elizabeth commissioned in 2012.
King Charles III appears in a crimson-coloured Robe of State
King Charles III wore a long crimson Robe of State, a crimson coronation tunic, and a beige silk overshirt with Royal Naval trousers. The Robe of State was also worn by King George VI at his coronation in 1937.
The tradition began with the Archbishop of Canterbury presenting Charles III to the congregation as the undoubted King. The ceremony continued for 2 hours.
At the coronation ceremony, Rishi Sunak scripted history by becoming the first Indian-origin British Prime Minister to perform a reading. The first Hindu head of government in the country read from the Epistle to the Colossians from the New Testament.
Vice-President of India Jagdeep Dhankhar and his wife Dr Sudesh Dhankhar represented India at the coronation and sat alongside other Commonwealth Heads of State.
The coronation took place in the presence of around 2,000 people. The three-day-long event will also include a concert at Windsor Castle on Sunday evening which will also be attended by several well-known personalities of Indian origin including Bollywood actor Sonam Kapoor.