Prince William, the heir to the British throne, will pay homage to his father, King Charles III, during his coronation on May 6. The ceremony, which will take place at Westminster Abbey, will see the Prince of Wales pledge his loyalty and allegiance to the 74-year-old monarch.
After Charles is officially crowned, his eldest son William will kneel before the King and recite the “Homage of Royal Blood”, a vow of loyalty and fealty that echoes the one made by Prince Philip to Queen Elizabeth II during her coronation in 1953. William’s role has been confirmed in the liturgy of the coronation service released by the office of the Archbishop of Canterbury at Lambeth Palace.
In addition to paying his respects in this way, William will also appear during the coronation service as the Stole Royal and the Robe Royal are brought to the King. He will assist the Baroness Merron and bishops in putting the robe on King Charles.
The Prince of Wales’ coronation has been eagerly anticipated, as it marks the beginning of a new era for the British monarchy. Charles, who is the longest-serving heir to the throne in British history, is expected to take on a more prominent role as king and to continue his advocacy on issues such as climate change and the environment.
Meanwhile, William and his wife, Kate Middleton, marked their 12th wedding anniversary on May 1 with a romantic image shared on social media. The couple received a warm reception from royal fans, who congratulated them on their milestone anniversary.
As the British royal family prepares for this historic event, all eyes will be on King Charles III and the role he will play in shaping the future of the monarchy.