Charles III was officially crowned king of Britain on Saturday, the first coronation since 1953. At 12:02 pm, the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby placed the solid gold St Edward’s Crown on Charles’ head. The ceremony was attended by members of the royal family, dignitaries, and the public. Charles is the son of the late Queen Elizabeth II and has been the heir to the throne for his entire life. His coronation marks the end of a long journey and the beginning of a new era for the British monarchy.