This year has seen a change in the monarch of the UK, from Queen Elizabeth to King Charles.
On 6th May we will celebrate the Kings Coronation.
A coronation is both the symbolic religious ceremony during which a sovereign is crowned and the physical act of placing a crown on a monarch’s head.
It formalises the monarch’s role as the head of the Church of England and marks the transfer of their title and powers.
However, it is not actually necessary for the monarch to be crowned to become King.
The last coronation was in 1953, for most people, King Charles’ coronation will be the first one that they have witnessed or been able to celebrate and it is a big event across the country and will be followed by an additional bank holiday to celebrate.
King Charles III will be taking the throne at 74 years old which makes him the oldest King to take the role The youngest British monarch at the start of her reign was Mary, Queen of Scots, who became Queen at six days old in 1542.
There are 26 monarchies around the world, 12 are in Europe and 10 of those 12 are led by a royal family. British Values include values upheld by our royal family such as democracy and rule of law.
What does this mean to you?
How are you celebrating the Coronation?
Do you think a national celebration brings communities together?