On October 11, 2022, almost a month after the disappearance of Elizabeth II, Buckingham Palace unveiled the official date of the coronation of King Charles III. Unlike his late mother who was crowned 14 months after her accession to the throne, the father of Princes Harry and William will wait only 8 months. On May 6, 2023, he will be crowned in front of millions of viewers who will follow this historic day.

The date of his coronation had tilted many fans of the British royal family and for good reason, it falls on the birthday of Archie, the son of Harry and Meghan Markle. A pure coincidence according to Kévin Guillot, historian and author of the website Monarchiebritannique.com. “King Charles wants his family to be united again above all else. As proof, at the time of the Queen’s death, he ordered his son William to make peace with his brother. way in a way to annoy the Sussexes,” he told us.

Who is therefore at the initiative of this date? It is “agreed between the members of the monarch’s Privy Council. It is made up of members of the royal family such as Princes William, Anne and Edward, but also former Prime Ministers, State officials, members of the clergy and aristocrats,” he explains. These are the same that were “assembled at the king’s acclamation”.

On May 6, the husband of Queen Consort Camilla will be crowned “by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the number 2 in the Church of England, with the crown of Saint Edward. It will be the only time in his life that the monarch will wear this crown”, recalls Kévin Guillot.