In just two short months, Canada will officially mark the coronation of its new monarch, His Majesty King Charles III, who acceded to the throne following the passing of Queen Elizabeth II last September.

New monarch

The throne was passed to the former Prince of Wales upon his mother’s death on September 8, 2022. One week later, he was officially proclaimed King.

Flash forward to May 6, 2023, the date selected for Canada’s recognition of its new monarch and Head of State.

Prime Minister Trudeau announced that a ceremony will be held in Ottawa on this day for His Majesty’s Coronation, marking the start of a new chapter in our country’s history. According to the federal release, the ceremony will acknowledge the relationship His Majesty has had with Canada for over 50 years, and celebrate his reign.

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Coronation ceremony

The event on May 6th will include speeches, artistic performances, and special unveilings. In attendance? Dignitaries from the Table of Precedence of Canada, including members of the King’s Privy Council for Canada.

“His Majesty has a long history and a special relationship with Canada, and we look forward to celebrating his Coronation in May. In addition to the ceremony in Ottawa, I invite Canadians to take part in events and activities that will take place in their communities to mark this important occasion. Together, we look to the future and the continued betterment of the Commonwealth and its people,” said Prime Minister Trudeau.

On May 6th and 7th, Canadians can take part in additional activities organized at Rideau Hall and across the country. At the former, you can visit the Residence of the Governor General and learn more about the Canadian Crown.

The coronation will take place in the U.K. on the same day, at Westminster Abbey, in London. The Canadian delegation attending the Coronation Service for King Charles III will be announced in the coming weeks.