Get ready for the 5 a.m. wake-up call.
Update Oct. 11, 2022: Buckingham Palace shared the date for King Charles's upcoming coronation — and it's earlier than previously reported. While many thought that Charles would choose June 2, an official statement from the palace states that the big day will be May 6.
"The Coronation will reflect the monarch's role today and look towards the future, while being rooted in longstanding traditions and pageantry," Buckingham Palace's statement reads.
While the date marks Charles's official ascension to the throne, he's been the King of England since Queen Elizabeth II's passing.
"Charles became King Charles the moment his mother died, but the coronation is to do with the job and being the monarch in the eyes of all the people," royal historian Robert Lacey told People.
Previously: There are few things that happen once in every 70 years — so King Charles III's coronation is going to be a big deal. We're talking star-studded events, royal protocols (i.e., more drama). and early morning wake up calls stateside just to catch a glimpse of the historical moment. So far, we've been given very little details about this momentous occasion — until now.
On Wednesday, U.K. officials announced that Charles is expected to officially be crowned on June 3, 2023. Although, Buckingham Palace declined to comment, Bloomberg reported that government figures said plans are being made for that Saturday at the beginning of summer. No other dates have yet been announced for other festivities or commonwealth holidays.
The big event will take place nearly 70 years exactly after his mother Queen Elizabeth II's coronation in 1953. It will mark the official beginning of his reign though he technically inherited the throne last month after Queen Elizabeth's death. Charles will be 74, making him the oldest person to be coronated in British History.
Now that Charles has acceded the throne, his family members have also received promotions in their titles. His wife Camila is now queen consort, and his son — and the next in line — Prince William's wife Kate Middleton, has added Princess of Wales to her slate. The couple has also added Duke and Duchess of Cornwall to their names.
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