What to expect at the coronation of King Charles III

King Charles III has led the British monarchy since the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, last fall.

But in his coronation Saturday, King Charles and the royal family will officially be crowned. They are attempting to make the ceremony about “more than just about the government and the Church of England and Charles as a person, but … a moment of unity and celebration, about all of the things that make the country distinctive and make being a British person like a point of pride,” said Erin Vanderhoof, a staff writer at Vanity Fair and the co-host of DYNASTY podcast.

Coronations date back to ancient times, and mark a public display of crowning or inaugurating the respective rulers to their roles. The U.K. is the only remaining country in Europe to hold a coronation ceremony for its monarch.

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