King Charles III and Camilla leave Buckingham Palace for Westminster Abbey

London: King Charles III and Camilla, the queen consort, on Saturday left Buckingham Palace for Westminster Abbey for the historic coronation in a solemn religious ceremony that dates back almost a thousand years.

Westminster Abbey has been the site of every British Coronation since that of William The Conqueror in 1066 and King Charles III and his wife, Queen Camilla, will follow in the footsteps of this grand tradition in a service themed “Called to Serve”.

The royal couple are travelling at a stately pace in the Diamond Jubilee State Coach bearing a gilded crown, which was commissioned for Queen Elizabeth II in 2012.