King Charles III Coronation. On Saturday, May 6th, 2023, His Majesty King Charles III was crowned the new sovereign of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth realms. This historic and solemn occasion marked the end of an era and the beginning of a new one. As a nurse and father, I want to congratulate the king and wish him a long and prosperous reign.
I also want to pay tribute to the memory of his late mother, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, who passed away earlier this year after a remarkable reign of almost 70 years. She was an inspiration to millions of people around the globe with her dedication, dignity, and grace.
King Charles III coronation ceremony occurred at Westminster Abbey, where every monarch since William the Conqueror in 1066 was crowned. The ceremony was attended by royal family members, political leaders, religious dignitaries, and representatives from various countries and organizations. The ceremony was also broadcasted live to millions of viewers around the world.
One of the ceremony’s highlights was when the Archbishop of Canterbury placed the historic St Edward’s Crown on the king’s head. This is the crown that symbolizes the authority and legitimacy of the king. The crown is made of gold and adorned with precious stones. It dates back to the 13th century and was used by Edward the Confessor, the last Anglo-Saxon king of England. The crown is rarely seen outside the Tower of London, where it is stored for security reasons. It will only be worn again by the next monarch at their coronation.
As a gesture of respect and admiration, I have adapted the Nursing Daddy Blog logo and inserted the King Charles head and neck portrait. This is based on the official stamp design that features the monarch’s head and neck facing left. This tradition dates back to Queen Victoria’s appearance on the Penny Black – the world’s first postage stamp – in 1840. The portrait is an adaptation of artist Martin Jennings’ design for use on coins.