Updated 1848 GMT (0248 HKT) May 08, 2023
Britain's King Charles III was officially crowned Saturday in a magnificent and deeply religious ceremony at Westminster Abbey.
The coronation — a symbolic coming together of the monarchy, church and state — was attended by dignitaries from around the world, and thousands of people gathered in London to take in all the pageantry. It was Britain's first coronation in 70 years.
After the two-hour ceremony, Charles and his wife, Queen Camilla — who was also crowned — traveled back to Buckingham Palace in the Gold State Coach, which has been used in every coronation since 1831. They later made an appearance on the palace balcony alongside other members of the royal family.
On Sunday, thousands of events took place across the country as part of the "Coronation Big Lunch," while Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Take That headlined the "Coronation Concert" at Windsor Castle in the evening.
Charles instantly became King in September when his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, died at the age of 96. She was the longest-reigning monarch in British history.