A new king has been crowned.
While the pomp and circumstance of King Charles III’s coronation weekend is far from over, the new monarch and wife Queen Camilla were crowned at Westminster Abbey on Saturday morning, surrounded by some of the highest rulers of the world.
Charles bucked tradition with his outfit for the occasion, trading breeches and silks for a crimson coronation tunic over a white overshirt and his own military pants — which he wore underneath the same robe his grandfather King George VI wore to his own coronation in 1937.
Royal fans predicted the new monarch would opt for a more modern look, as a royal insider told The Sun the traditional garb was deemed “too dated.”
During the ceremony, both Charles and Camilla were crowned with meaningful royal pieces as part of the sacred ceremony.
At the moment of coronation, King Charles donned the Colobium Sindonis, which is a simple white gown, before being bestowed with the golden Supertunica and the historic St. Edward’s Crown; he then wore the Imperial State Crown upon leaving the abbey.
Below, see what everyone from the Prince and Princess of Wales to Jill Biden and other international monarchs wore to the historic coronation.
The newly crowned Queen Camilla wore an ivory gown by Bruce Oldfield featuring silver and gold embroidery depicting the national