King Charles III: He is anointed with this oil at his coronation
King Charles III
He is anointed with this oil at the coronation
The oil for the coronation of King Charles III. was solemnly consecrated in Jerusalem. This is intended to anoint the monarch on May 6th.
King Charles III (74) will not be crowned until May 6th, but preparations for the ceremony are already in full swing. So have Patriarch Theophilos III. (70) and Archbishop Hosam Naoum (50) in Jerusalem blessed the chrism oil with which the king is to be anointed. One on the British Royal Family’s official Instagram channel published series of images documents the ritual.
As the caption indicates, olives from the monastery’s groves were used to make the oil Mary Magdalene and the Ascension Monastery. King Charles III. a special connection: it is the burial place of his paternal grandmother, Princess Alice of Greece (1885-1969).
The oil’s recipe is based on that of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation oil (1926-2022) and has a long tradition. King’s wife Camilla (75) is also to be anointed with it.
Buckingham Palace unveils Coronation logo
Next to the oil is also the logo for the coronation already. It will be used at street festivals, on social media and on souvenirs and features an image with flowers in the shape of the Edwardian crown. There is a rose for England, a daffodil for Wales, a thistle for Scotland and a shamrock for Northern Ireland.
The floral design in wine red and dark blue underlines the “spring optimism” and reflects the king’s love for nature, he quoted Buckingham Palace Designer Sir Jony Ive (56). It continued: “The design was inspired by King Charles’ love for the planet, nature and deep concern for nature.”
This is how the coronation weekend goes
The coronation ceremony will take place on May 6th in London’s Westminster Abbey. On the day there should also be a carriage procession and the traditional performance of the Royal family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace. A music concert and light show is scheduled at Windsor Castle on Sunday 7 May. On May 8th, the British will have an additional public holiday with events in honor of people who do voluntary work.