King Charles III, At Age 74, Assumes British Throne, Here’s What To Know About His Health

  • On May 6, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, carefully placed the iconic St. Edward’s Crown atop King Charles III’s head as the new king solemnly sat in the 700-year-old Coronation Chair at Westminster Abbey while grasping a golden scepter in each hand.
  • It was the first time in 70 years for a monarch to be crowned in the U.K. since the coronation of his late mother, Queen Elizabeth II, who shared an almost identical pose, wearing the same crown in 1953.
  • When his mother died on Sept. 8, 2022, he became the oldest monarch to take the British throne.
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