With the Queen’s passing, her eldest son Charles has now become King Charles III.

Queen Elizabeth passed away on Thursday, September 8 at her residence in Balmoral. She was 96 years old.

Charles became King immediately after his mother’s passing but was formally proclaimed King at the Accession Council on Saturday, September 10.

The Queen’s funeral has been confirmed to take place at 11am on September 19, and as people across the country experience a period of mourning, many will be wondering when King Charles III’s coronation will take place.

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When will King Charles III’s coronation be?

Buckingham Palace has yet to confirm when the coronation will be, however, it is not likely to be for many months.

Typically, a monarch’s coronation will take place several months after their accession. This is due both to allow for a period of mourning for the new monarch as well as to give time for the many preparations that will be required for an event of such scale.

Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation took place in June 1953, 16 months after the passing of her father, King George VI.

According to The Telegraph, King Charles’ coronation is unlikely to take place until next year, possibly in the Spring or Summer.

Mourners pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

Will King Charles III’s coronation be televised?

Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation was the first ever to be televised. This was at the Queen’s own request.

An estimated 27 million people in Britain watched the ceremony on television and 11 million listened on the radio.

On Saturday, September 10, the Accession Council was televised for the first time ever, as Charles was formally proclaimed King.

It is therefore incredibly likely that Charles’ coronation will also be televised.

What is the coronation?

The coronation is a grand, religious ceremony that has remained essentially the same over a thousand years.

The ceremony sees the Sovereign takes the coronation oath, promising to rule according to law, to exercise justice with mercy - promises symbolised by the four swords in the coronation regalia (the Crown Jewels) - and to maintain the Church of England.

The Sovereign is then "anointed, blessed and consecrated" by the Archbishop, whilst the Sovereign is seated in King Edward's chair.

Unless decided otherwise, a Queen consort is crowned with the King, in a similar but simpler ceremony.

If the new Sovereign is a Queen, her consort is not crowned or anointed at the coronation ceremony

For the last 900 years, the coronation has taken place at Westminster Abbey in London and representatives of the Houses of Parliament, Church and State are present.

Prime ministers and leading citizens from the Commonwealth and representatives of other countries also attend.