Everything to know about King Charles III’s coronation, including the day

Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, the former Prince of Wales promptly took on a new title: King Charles III.

It's been a busy time for the new monarch, but he has yet to publicly don one very important royal accessory: a crown. 

Royal watchers will have to wait a few months to witness the coronation of King Charles III.

When will the coronation take place?

In an official news release shared with TODAY, Buckingham Palace announced that the ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 6, 2023.

The coronation ceremony will take place at a location that holds special meaning for the royal family: Westminster Abbey in London.

Where will the coronation be held?

It's the same spot where Queen Elizabeth II's funeral took place and where William and Catherine, the Prince and Princess of Wales, got married in 2011.

Per Buckingham Palace, the ceremony has been held at Westminster Abbey for the last 900 years. 

During the ceremony, which will be conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury, both King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla will be crowned.

What happens during the coronation ceremony?

Per Buckingham Palace, the coronation is “a solemn religious service, together with an occasion for celebration and pageantry.” During the ceremony, the new monarch is "anointed, blessed and consecrated."