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British High Commission celebrates Coronation

The Coronation ceremony was held at Westminster Abbey, with the King becoming the 40th reigning monarch.

An official portrait following the Coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla on 6th May. Image - Twitter/ The Royal Family

The British High Commissioner to India, Alex Ellis hosted a reception and screening of the Coronation of their Majesties, King Charles III and The Queen, at his residence in New Delhi on May 6, 2023.

The historic coronation is being celebrated in the UK over a special long weekend with events to bring the UK together, and celebrations and events taking place at 280 diplomatic missions around the world, the UK government’s official statement said.

The Delhi reception was attended by a broad spectrum of dignitaries from the Government of India, representatives from Commonwealth nations, business leaders, and other eminent personalities.

At the New Delhi celebration, the British High Commissioner enjoying the moment with the invitees said, “Today’s ceremony reflected a modern and diverse UK, with representatives from many faiths - including Hinduism, Sikhism, and Islam – carrying the Coronation Regalia. His Majesty has had a long and enduring love for India and it is my privilege to celebrate this moment here in Delhi.”

From India’s side, Vice President of India, Jagdeep Dhankhar attended the coronation ceremony of King Charles in Westminster Abbey in the UK. Westminster Abbey has been Britain’s Coronation church since 1066. King Charles III is the 40th monarch to take the traditional oath of faithful service.

Additionally, the British Deputy High Commissions in Hyderabad and Chennai also celebrated the coronation of King Charles III in the presence of dignitaries from diverse fields.