Charles III crowned in ancient rite at Westminster Abbey

May 6, 2023 | 10:33am

King Charles III was crowned Saturday at Westminster Abbey, in a coronation ceremony steeped in ancient ritual and brimming with bling at a time when the monarchy is striving to remain relevant in a fractured modern Britain. In displays of royal power straight out of the Middle Ages, Charles was presented with an orb, a […]

How to watch the coronation: Canadian broadcasters ramp up coverage ahead of crowning

May 5, 2023 | 1:34pm

Canada’s major networks have kicked off a week of coronation coverage leading to Saturday’s historic crowning of King Charles III and Queen Consort, Camilla. In-depth coverage of the coronation at Westminster Abbey will begin in the wee hours Saturday for much of the country, and is set to feature Lisa LaFlamme on Citytv, Adrienne Arsenault on CBC, Dawna Friesen on Global and Omar […]

Canada will hold special ceremony to mark May 6 coronation of King Charles

Mar 16, 2023 | 8:34am

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada will hold a special ceremony marking the coronation of King Charles on May 6. The ceremony in Ottawa will be one of several events held over two days as Canada marks the investiture of its new monarch. Trudeau says the Canadian ceremony will acknowledge the special relationship that King Charles has […]

Charles III proclaimed king at tradition-steeped ceremony

Sep 10, 2022 | 5:32am

LONDON (AP) — Two days after his mother’s death thrust him onto the throne, King Charles III was officially announced as Britain’s monarch Saturday, in a pomp-filled ceremony steeped in ancient tradition and political symbolism — and, for the first time, broadcast live. Charles, who spent seven decades as heir apparent, automatically became king when […]