12 May 2023
Writing: Vani Yordanov (Year 8), Benjamin Thalayasingham (Year 10)
Photography: Daily Mail
Editing: Aaron Arora (Year 12)
The weekend heralded King Charles III's coronation. A momentous occasion across the Commonwealth, the ceremony centred on Westminster Abbey and marked the beginning of a new Carolean era, with the focus of the ceremony being service: the royals promised that they would “make… strong in faith and love… [as God would] defend and guide in truth and peace.” Queen Camilla had the coronation rings presented, symbolising her “wedding” to the people of Britain. Other regalia used throughout the ceremony included the orb, representing Christendom, the sceptre, which has been in use since the coronation of King Charles II in 1661 and Queen Mary’s crown.
Attended by numerous dignitaries and celebrities, notable individuals included the Prince and Princess of Wales, Katy Perry and Penny Mordaunt. Enchanted by the atmosphere, everybody marvelled at the spectacle including the Guards of Honour and the royal gathering on the palace balcony. Sights that lingered across the weekend included flags and street parties. A heart-warming sight, it was wonderful to see people celebrating together to mark this historic occasion.