King Charles III wears a crown at Britain’s State Opening

King Charles III wears a crown at Britain's State Opening

King Charles III wears a crown at Britain’s State Opening

The Royal King Charles III wears a crown for the first time at the State Opening ceremony of Britain since he became monarch after his mother Queen Elizabeth in 2022.

King Charles is performing one of his duties as monarch for the first time along with Queen Camilla. The King opened Parliament for the first time in his reign at the State Opening of Parliament. The event has roots in tradition. It marks the official opening of the legislative year and establishes the government’s agenda for the session.

The event from Buckingham Palace to the Palace of Westminster was led by King Charles and Queen Camilla. Household Cavalry escorted by them. They rode in the Diamond Jubilee State Coach, the same horse-drawn carriage they used to ride to the coronation ceremony. The Royals commissioned the coach in 2012 to mark Queen Elizabeth’s 60th year on the throne.

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For the first time since his coronation, King Charles wears an Imperial State Crown. The Imperial State Crown is a spectacular item created in 1937. It has sets of 2,868 diamonds, 17 sapphires, 11 emeralds, 269 pearls, and four rubies. This crown is specially for formal events. It was most recently seen on Queen Elizabeth’s coffin during her funeral in September.

During the ceremony, King Charles gave the King’s Speech. The government writes the speech, which includes an explanation of its policies and planned legislation for the upcoming parliamentary session.

Despite being the monarch for the first time, King Charles has been a familiar presence at the State Opening of Parliament.

He has been attending the opening ceremony of parliament since 1970 and occasionally accompanying his mother.

Due to Queen Elizabeth’s mobility difficulties, he notably stood in for her during the ceremony in May 2022, reading the Queen’s Speech on her behalf.

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