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Coronations

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The Coronation of King Charles III and Camilla his Queen Consort is scheduled to take place in Westminster Abbey, London, on Saturday 6th May 2023.

The Ceremony will be conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury who will anoint the King and present him with the formal regalia including the scepter, orb, coronation ring and crown. The King will sit in the 14th-century coronation chair of St. Edward and will be crowned with St. Edward's crown which is only used for coronations.

King Charles III became King following the death of his mother Queen Elizabeth II on 8th September 2022. A coronation usually takes place several months after the death of the previous monarch, as it is a joyous celebration that would be inappropriate while in mourning and gives time to plan the elaborate arrangements required.

At 74 years he will be the oldest British Sovereign ever to be crowned. He was 4 years old when he attended the coronation of his mother in June 1953.

The table below shows the history of English Coronations. Early Kings were crowned at Kingston-upon-Thames in Surrey, but since King Harold II in 1066 have been held in Westminster Abbey which was originally built in the time of King Edward the Confessor. The current building dates from 1269 with the lady chapel added in 1516, and the gothic entrance and towers in 1745. Scottish Kings before 1488 were traditionally crowned at Scone Abbey in Scotland.

King Henry VI was crowned King of England and King of France. Edward V who was usurped by his uncle Richard III and Edward VIII who abdicated were never crowned.

MonarchBecame King/QueenDate CrownedPlace CrownedAge Crowned
King Edward The ElderOctober, 899June 8, 900Kingston-upon-Thames29 years, 0 months, and 6 days
King Athelstan (Aethelstan)July 17, 924September 4, 925Kingston-upon-Thames30 years, 3 months, and 3 days
King EdmundOctober 27, 939November 29, 939Kingston-upon-Thames17 years, 5 months, and 28 days
King EdredMay 26, 946August 16, 946Kingston-upon-Thames23 years, 2 months, and 15 days
King Edwy (Eadwig)November 23, 955January 26, 956Kingston-upon-Thames15 years, 7 months, and 25 days
King EdgarOctober 1, 959May 11, 973Bath Abbey29 years, 11 months, and 9 days
King Edward The MartyrJuly 8, 975August, 975Kingston-upon-Thames12 years, 2 months, and 0 days
King Aethelred II The UnreadyMarch 18, 978April, 978Kingston-upon-Thames9 years, 9 months, and 29 days
King Edmund II lronsideApril 23, 101625 April, 1016Old St Paul's Cathedral25 years, 10 months, and 23 days
King Cnut (Canute)November 30, 1016January, 1017Old St Paul's Cathedral21 years, 7 months, and 0 days
King HarthacnutMarch 17, 1040June, 1040Canterbury Cathedral22 years, 0 months, and 0 days
King Edward The ConfessorJune 8, 1042April 3, 1043Winchester Cathedral38 years, 10 months, and 1 days
King Harold IIJanuary 5, 1066January 6, 1066Westminster Abbey45 years, 7 months, and 5 days
King William I The ConquerorDecember 25, 1066December 25, 1066Westminster Abbey38 years, 3 months, and 23 days
King William II RufusSeptember 9, 1087September 26, 1087Westminster Abbey31 years, 3 months, and 24 days
King Henry IAugust 3, 1100August 6, 1100Westminster Abbey31 years, 11 months, and 3 days
King StephenDecember 22, 1135December 26, 1135Westminster Abbey38 years, 6 months, and 23 days
King Henry IIOctober 25, 1154December 19, 1154Westminster Abbey21 years, 9 months, and 14 days
King Richard I The Lion HeartJuly 6, 11892 September, 1189Westminster Abbey31 years, 11 months, and 24 days
King JohnApril 6, 1199May 27, 1199Westminster Abbey32 years, 5 months, and 1 days
King Henry IIIOctober 18, 1216October 28, 1216Gloucester and May 17, 1220 at Westminster Abbey9 years, 0 months, and 27 days
King Edward I LongshanksNovember 20, 1272August 19, 1274Westminster Abbey35 years, 2 months, and 2 days
King Edward IIJuly 8, 1307February 25, 1308Westminster Abbey23 years, 9 months, and 30 days
King Edward IIIJanuary 25, 1327January 29, 1327Westminster Abbey14 years, 2 months, and 15 days
King Richard IIJune 22, 1377July 16, 1377Westminster Abbey10 years, 6 months, and 8 days
King Henry IVSeptember 30, 1399October 13, 1399Westminster Abbey33 years, 6 months, and 9 days
King Henry VMarch 20, 1413April 9, 1413Westminster Abbey25 years, 7 months, and 29 days
King Henry VISeptember 1, 1422November 6, 1429Westminster Abbey, aged 7. St Pauls Cathedral, aged 48. Also crowned Henri II of France, December 1431, Cathedral of Notre Dame, Paris, aged 10.7 years, 11 months, and 0 days
King Edward IVMarch 4, 1461June 28, 1461Westminster Abbey19 years, 2 months, and 0 days
King Richard IIIJune 26, 1483July 6, 1483Westminster Abbey30 years, 9 months, and 2 days
King Henry VIIAugust 22, 1485October 30, 1485Westminster Abbey28 years, 9 months, and 1 days
King Henry VIIIApril 21, 1509June 24, 1509Westminster Abbey17 years, 11 months, and 25 days
King Edward VIJanuary 28, 1547February 19, 1547Westminster Abbey9 years, 4 months, and 8 days
Queen Mary IJuly 19, 1553October 1, 1553Westminster Abbey37 years, 7 months, and 12 days
Queen Elizabeth INovember 17, 1558January 15, 1559Westminster Abbey25 years, 4 months, and 8 days
King James IMarch 24, 1603July 25, 1603Westminster Abbey, also as James VI of Scotland at Stirling Castle on July 29, 156737 years, 1 months, and 5 days
King Charles IMarch 27, 1625February 2, 1626Westminster Abbey25 years, 2 months, and 13 days
King Charles IIMay 29, 1660April 23, 1661Westminster Abbey, and at Scone as King of Scots, 1 January 165130 years, 10 months, and 25 days
King James IIFebruary 6, 1685April 23, 1685Westminster Abbey51 years, 6 months, and 8 days
King William III and Queen Mary IIFebruary 13, 1689April 11, 1689Westminster Abbey, when William was 38 and Mary was 2638 years, 4 months, and 26 days
Queen AnneMarch 8, 1702April 23, 1702Westminster Abbey37 years, 2 months, and 13 days
King George IAugust 1, 1714October 20, 1714Westminster Abbey54 years, 4 months, and 21 days
King George IIJune 11, 1727October 11, 1727Westminster Abbey43 years, 11 months, and 10 days
King George IIIOctober 25, 1760September 22, 1761Westminster Abbey23 years, 3 months, and 18 days
King George IVJanuary 29, 1820July 19, 1821Westminster Abbey58 years, 11 months, and 5 days
King William IVJune 26, 1830September 8, 1831Westminster Abbey66 years, 0 months, and 16 days
Queen VictoriaJune 20, 1837June 28, 1838Westminster Abbey19 years, 1 months, and 4 days
King Edward VIIJanuary 22, 1901August 9, 1902Westminster Abbey60 years, 8 months, and 28 days
King George VMay 6, 1910June 22, 1911Westminster Abbey46 years, 0 months, and 17 days
King George VIDec 11, 1936May 12, 1937Westminster Abbey41 years, 4 months, and 27 days
Queen Elizabeth IIFebruary 6, 1952June 2, 1953Westminster Abbey27 years, 1 months, and 11 days
King Charles IIISeptember 8, 2022May 6, 2023Westminster Abbey74 years, 5 months, and 20 days