As a proud British company, OvertSoftware would like to extend our heartfelt congratulations to King Charles on his coronation. The Coronation will be a significant and historic event because it marks the longest period between coronations , spanning over 70 years. King Charles will be the oldest monarch to be crowned at the age of 74.  

Celebrating King Charles III’s Coronation

King_Charles_iii_and_Queens_consort

On Saturday, May 6, 2023, King Charles will be crowned at Westminster Abbey in London. The date marks 8 months since his automatic appointment as King and the first Coronation to take place on the weekend since 1902. Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation took place around 11 am and lasted almost 3 hours; therefore, it is likely that King Charles' ceremony would follow a similar schedule. 

The Prime Minister of the UK has announced a bank holiday to mark the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III. The holiday will fall on Monday, May 8 (2 days after the Coronation). This allows families and communities to unite and celebrate by participating in local and national events across the United Kingdom. 

The Coronation Ceremony of King Charles III 

Coronation is a ceremony in which someone is crowned King or Queen.' It comes from the Latin word 'corona,' which means crown. 

On the day of the coronation ceremony, there are 5 main sections of the process: 

  1. The king will walk into the Abbey, accompanied by the Queen, as the choir sings. The king, also known as the Sovereign and Supreme Governor of the Church of England, will take an oath to uphold the gospel and maintain doctrine and worship in the Church of England. 

  1. The choir will sing more songs than usual on the day of the Coronation. The king's robe will be removed, and he will then be seated on the Coronation chair. The Archbishop then anoints the king with holy oil whilst the choir sings. 

  1. The Sovereign is dressed in robes of cloth and gold and returns to the chair. Symbolic items are then presented to him, who graciously accepts them. Finally, the crown is placed on the Sovereign's head. 

  1. The newly crowned king leaves the Coronation chair, moves to the throne and sits down. The throne is made for each Coronation, and the king takes possession of the Kingdom. The choir sings (again!) led by the crowning and anointing of the Queen Consort. 

  1. The king then receives Holy Communion and sings hymns with the congregation. The Archbishop gives his blessing, and the king exchanges the St Edwards crown for the lighter Imperial State Crown, which he carries in one hand with his sceptre and orb as he walks through the Abbey to the Annexe at its western extremity. 

King Charles III Awards and Achievements 

Throughout her 70-year reign, Queen Elizabeth II recognised outstanding work and acts of service by individuals and groups. The king attaches his name to these awards to continue her legacy of recognising the significant contribution of volunteers each year across the United Kingdom. 

Before his accession as king, Charles III received numerous awards for his contributions, primarily for his environmental work, including organic farming and gardening, climate change, and architecture. 

Lifetime achievements 

Art awards 

Overall awards 

Organic farming and food 

Conservation 

Ecology 

Climate change 

Architecture 

Long Live the King 

On this day of celebration and reflection, we invite you to join us in raising a glass to King Charles and congratulateHis Majesty on the occasion of your coronation as King of the United Kingdom. We wish Your Majestymany long years of happiness, health, and peace as our monarch. 

Together, let us embrace the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead and continue to build a brighter tomorrow for ourselves, our families, and our communities. 

Thank you, and long live the monarchy! 


Tags


You may also like

Happy Eid Mubarak 1445H

Happy Eid Mubarak 1445H