King Charles III has been topped at Westminster Abbey in a ceremony constructed on historical traditions at a time when the British monarchy faces an unsure future.
Trumpets sounded contained in the medieval abbey and the congregation shouted “God save King Charles” because the ceremony started on Saturday in entrance of greater than 2,000 visitors, together with world leaders, aristocrats and celebrities.
Exterior, hundreds of troops, tens of hundreds of spectators, and a smattering of protesters converged alongside a route the king travelled from Buckingham Palace in a gilt-trimmed, horse-drawn carriage.
It was the ultimate leg of a seven-decade journey for Charles from inheritor to monarch.
To the royal household and authorities, the event — code-named Operation Golden Orb — was a show of heritage, custom and spectacle unmatched all over the world.
The ceremony was anticipated to be watched by tens of millions, and plenty of greeted the day with apathy.
Some even met it with disdain. Republican protesters gathered outdoors to holler “Not my king” of an establishment they are saying stands for privilege and inequality in a rustic of deepening poverty and fraying social ties. A handful have been arrested.