- King Charles will be crowned in a significant coronation ceremony, succeeding his mother, Queen Elizabeth, as the monarch of the United Kingdom and other realms.
- Queen Camilla, Charles' second wife, will undergo a mini-coronation as queen during the ceremony.
- Prince William, as the heir-to-the-throne, will play a leading role in the coronation, while Prince Harry will not have an official role and it remains unclear if he will join the family for certain events.
This weekend, all eyes will be on the British royal family as they gather for the coronation of King Charles. Around 100 heads of state and global dignitaries will join the ceremony, which holds significant importance. King Charles ascended the throne following the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth, in September. During the coronation, he will take an oath, be anointed with holy Chrism oil, and receive items from the Crown Jewels symbolizing his power. The Archbishop of Canterbury will crown him before a mile-long procession back to Buckingham Palace.
Queen Camilla, Charles' second wife, will also have a role in the ceremony. She will undergo a simpler, mini-coronation as queen. Despite initial public unease, Camilla's integration into a more public role and the blessing from the late Queen Elizabeth allowed her to take the title of Queen Consort.
Prince William, Charles' eldest son and heir-to-the-throne, will play a leading role in the coronation. He will pledge his loyalty to his father and kneel before him. Prince George, William's eldest son and second in line to the throne, will be one of the king's pages of honor. George, along with his younger siblings Charlotte and Louis, will join their parents in a carriage for the grand procession back to Buckingham Palace.
Prince Harry, Charles' youngest son, will not have an official role in the ceremony and will not participate in the procession. Harry and his wife Meghan, who live in California, have distanced themselves from royal duties. They have made accusations against certain royals, including Camilla and Prince William, regarding leaked stories to tabloid newspapers. It remains uncertain if Harry will join the family on the balcony to greet the crowds.
Charles' sister Anne will ride in the procession behind Charles and Camilla's carriage in a position known as “Gold Stick.” Prince Andrew, the third child of Queen Elizabeth, will attend the coronation but will not have an official role. Andrew has faced controversy in recent years and was stripped of most of his titles and royal duties due to his association with the late financier Jeffrey Epstein.
Overall, the coronation of King Charles will be a significant event, showcasing the presence and roles of various members of the British royal family.