The eyes of millions in Britain and around the world will turn to London Saturday to follow the coronation of King Charles III as King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, in a ceremony filled with luxury that reflects the traditions of the ruling family dating back a thousand years. The coronation ceremony will be held at Westminster Abbey.
His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani will participate in the coronation ceremony of King Charles III, as an expression of the strong and historical friendship between the two countries, Qatar and Britain and their two friendly peoples.
The coronation ceremony will be rich with tradition and customs that extend for centuries. Among them will the crown worn by the king, as well as the golden royal chariot that will transport him from Westminster Abbey.
King Charles and his wife, Queen Camilla, who will be crowned during the ceremony, will head to Westminster Abbey for the ceremony will take place in the latest royal carriage, the Diamond Jubilee carriage designed to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth's accession to the throne of Britain, and used for the first time in 2014.
Once he arrives at the church, the king will be introduced to the public who will greet him, before he takes the oath, and members of the ruling family will pay homage to the king. The duration of the ceremony is scheduled to be shorter than that of his late mother Elizabeth 70 years ago.
All eyes will also turn to St Edward's crown, which is the first crown worn by the king during his coronation ceremony. It is a golden crown studded with precious stones with a purple cover.
The crown was made in its current version in 1661 for the coronation of King Charles II. It consists of special gold and weighs 2.23kg. Queen Elizabeth previously said about this crown that it was a bit heavy when she put it on her head for the first time. This crown contains 444 pieces of different precious stones, including sapphires, blue sapphires and tourmaline.
The crown will be used once by the king, which is the moment of his coronation, before returning it to its place in the Tower of London.
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