A month after Queen Elizabeth II's death, the Palace announced the date of King Charles III's coronation

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King Charles III's coronation plans have been unveiled, following the death of British monarch Queen Elizabeth II, on September 8, 2022.

Buckingham Palace revealed the date of the crowning ceremony for the new King on Tuesday, October 12, announcing that the event will take place Saturday, May 6, 2023, at Westminster Abbey in London, where British monarchs have been crowned for the last 900 years.

The date is earlier than widely speculated — many believed that King Charles would pick June 2 as a tribute to the day when Queen Elizabeth had her coronation in 1953.

Following nearly a thousand years of tradition, the service will be conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury. The palace also confirmed that Charles, 73, will be crowned alongside his wife, Queen Consort Camilla.

"The Coronation will reflect the monarch's role today and look towards the future while being rooted in longstanding traditions and pageantry," Buckingham Palace said.

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