The Coronation of King Charles III

The Coronation of King Charles III

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Electronic painting

An electronic painting of the Coronation of King Charles III at Westminster Abbey on 6th May 2023. Charles acceded to the throne on 8th September 2022 upon the death of his mother, Elizabeth II.

The cost of the state event has been estimated at £50 million to £250 million and was paid for by the British government as well as Buckingham Palace.

The use of the Cullinan diamonds in the coronation was controversial in South Africa prompting a demand for their return.

The coronation elicited both celebrations and protest in the United Kingdom, with surveys carried out before the event suggesting that the British public was ambivalent towards the ceremony and its funding by taxpayers. The events in London and Windsor drew large crowds, but were also protested against by republican groups; 64 individuals were arrested on the day, which was criticised by the international advocacy group Human Rights Watch.