On May 6, British history once again witnessed a grand coronation.
On this day,King Charles was officially crowned at Westminster Abbey in LondonHe became the 65th King to be crowned in British history. This was after the coronation of the late Queen Elizabeth II in 1953,Britain hosts coronation again after 70 years。
Hundreds of millions of people around the world reportedly watched the ceremony live online. Many international students in the UK have also taken to social media to share their viewing experiences.
Today, we will take you to review this historic event, and welcome you to talk about your views on this event in the comments!
Beautiful and ancient opening
The ceremony began at St Edward’s Church, where Prince Charles and Princess Royal rode in a royal carriage to Westminster Abbey.
Charles was riding in the Diamond Jubilee State Coach, a luxury carriage made for Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee (60 years).
The carriage, which debuted in 2012, is made of oak and gold, with ornate interiors and seats made of leather. The carriage is pulled by eight royal horses and is used for special occasions for the Queen, such as the State Opening of Parliament and coronation.
Ceremony conducted in the midst of the "Opposition"
During the ceremony, the archbishop putA pure gold crown weighing 2.23 kgWorn on the head of the new monarch to symbolize the power and sanctity of the monarch. The Archbishop then shouted “God save the King (God save the King)” It is a symbol of the kingdom of God and God’s kingdom.
The crown is made of 22 carats of pure gold, 38 centimeters high and weighs 2.23 kilograms. The crown contains a large collection of jewels and precious stones, including nearly 3,000 diamonds.
This crown is the crown used by successive British monarchs at their coronations, dating back to the coronation of Charles II in 1661. It is usually housed in the “Crown Jewels” in the Tower of London and is only used on special occasions.
The British constitutional monarchy has a history of more than 300 years. In 1688, the Glorious Revolution broke out in Britain, which established the sovereignty of parliament while retaining the monarch.The king began to gradually be in the position of “unification without rule.”
After the death of the Queen, many people began to question whether the British constitutional monarchy was necessary.In recent years, the huge expenditure of the British royal family and the scandals of the royal family have repeatedly lowered the status of the British royal family in the hearts of the people.People chanted “Not my king” in the streets and compared Charles to fast food.
Inheritance is the keynote of the ceremony
After the coronation ceremony, King Charles and Queen Camilla rode back to Buckingham Palace in a carriage.
The Gold State Coach on the way back is considered one of the most luxurious and magnificent carriages in the world.Its first use dates back 261 years to the coronation of King George III, during the coronation parade that began on 22 September 1762.
In 1953, Queen Elizabeth II took the carriage to Westminster Abbey for her coronation.
William’s eldest son, Prince George, was also a high-profile performer as he played the role of Page of Honour at the coronation ceremony, helping to pull the tail of the king’s robes.
Invited to attend, heralding the easing of Sino-British relations?
The Chinese representative was invited to attend the coronation ceremony and conveyed sincere congratulations and best wishes to the British royal family. King Charles said that China-UK relations are very important and hoped that the two sides would strengthen cooperation on green, low-carbon and sustainable development.
Charles has always been concerned about the development of China’s culture, economy and environment, and has visited China many times and expressed his love and appreciation for China.
He once said that the friendship and cooperation between China and Britain are very important, and that China plays an important role in the world, has a great history and culture, and is also facing many challenges and opportunities. On global issues such as climate change, he believes that China and the UK should work together to make positive contributions to the future of mankind.
The Chinese delegation also took this rare opportunity to have in-depth talks with British Foreign Secretary Tom Cleverley. The two sides discussed a range of important issues, including economic cooperation, cultural exchanges and regional and global issues.The talks are of great significance to enhancing understanding and trust between China and the UK and pushing forward bilateral relations.
As a witness to history, the coronation of King Charles III marked the beginning of a new era for the British royal family.