King Charles III was crowned at Westminster Abbey in London on Saturday in a historic ceremony filled with emotion and tradition. The new monarch looked teary-eyed during the coronation ceremony when his eldest son, Prince William, approached and kissed him.
The 74-year-old King appeared overwhelmed with emotion as he watched Prince William kneel before him and recite a pledge of loyalty. “I, William, Prince of Wales, pledge my loyalty to you and faith and truth I will bear unto you, as your liege man of life and limb. So help me God,” said Prince William before kissing his father, King Charles III.
The coronation ceremony also saw Prince of Wales joining in proceedings, with the Prince of Wales being the only blood prince to pay homage during the service. In a break with tradition, Prince Harry sat in the third row to witness the historical moment.
William was also seen touching the St Edward’s Crown on the King’s head during the ceremony, adding to the emotional significance of the event.
While Prince William and King Charles III shared a touching moment during the ceremony, Prince Harry’s initial reaction to the arrival of his family was caught on camera as he smiled and greeted attendees inside the Abbey before taking his seat. Royal fans closely monitored Harry’s reaction when he first caught sight of his older brother Prince William and his father King Charles.
The coronation of King Charles III marks the beginning of a new era for the British monarchy, and the emotional scenes during the ceremony were a testament to the significance of the occasion.