Photos: King Charles' Coronation Day

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In a ceremony steeped in a millennium of tradition and pageantry, King Charles III was crowned monarch of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland on Saturday.

Cheering crowds gathered in London to mark the moment that the Archbishop of Canterbury placed crowns on the heads of Charles and wife Camilla at Westminster Abbey before they returned to Buckingham Palace in a sumptuous procession.

British Artist Julian Beaver gives the finishing touches to his work based on an image of King Charles III in London (Emilio Morenatti)
British Artist Julian Beaver gives the finishing touches to his work based on an image of King Charles III in London (Emilio Morenatti)
Image: Their Majesties King Charles III And Queen Camilla - Coronation Day (Rob Pinney / Getty Images)
Image: Their Majesties King Charles III And Queen Camilla - Coronation Day (Rob Pinney / Getty Images)
People gather to watch the coronation. (Emilio Morenatti / AP)
People gather to watch the coronation. (Emilio Morenatti / AP)
Image: Their Majesties King Charles III And Queen Camilla - Coronation Day (Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images)
Image: Their Majesties King Charles III And Queen Camilla - Coronation Day (Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images)
King Charles Coronation (Glyn Kirk / AFP - Getty Images)
King Charles Coronation (Glyn Kirk / AFP - Getty Images)
King Charles Coronation (Emilio Morenatti / AP)
King Charles Coronation (Emilio Morenatti / AP)
King Charles Coronation (Sebastien Bozon / AFP - Getty Images)
King Charles Coronation (Sebastien Bozon / AFP - Getty Images)
Princess Charlotte, Prince George, and Prince Louis sit in a coach (Violeta Santos Moura / Pool via AP)
Princess Charlotte, Prince George, and Prince Louis sit in a coach (Violeta Santos Moura / Pool via AP)
Harry Andrew King Charles Coronation (Toby Melville / AP)
Harry Andrew King Charles Coronation (Toby Melville / AP)
Image: Their Majesties King Charles III And Queen Camilla - Coronation Day (Jeff Spicer / Getty Images)
Image: Their Majesties King Charles III And Queen Camilla - Coronation Day (Jeff Spicer / Getty Images)
Assistance is provided to a flag bearer who collapsed (Jon Super / Pool / AFP via Getty Images)
Assistance is provided to a flag bearer who collapsed (Jon Super / Pool / AFP via Getty Images)
Workers use rakes to cover the road with sand outside of Westminster Abbey in London (Toby Melville / POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Workers use rakes to cover the road with sand outside of Westminster Abbey in London (Toby Melville / POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Image: Their Majesties King Charles III And Queen Camilla - Coronation Day (Phil Noble / WPA Pool via Getty Images)
Image: Their Majesties King Charles III And Queen Camilla - Coronation Day (Phil Noble / WPA Pool via Getty Images)
King Charles Coronation (Jonathan Brady / AFP - Getty Images)
King Charles Coronation (Jonathan Brady / AFP - Getty Images)
Image: (Yui Mok / AP)
Image: (Yui Mok / AP)
King Charles Coronation (Jonathan Brady / AP)
King Charles Coronation (Jonathan Brady / AP)
King Charles. (Getty Images)
King Charles. (Getty Images)
The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team  fly over Buckingham Palace during the Coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla (Dan Kitwood / Getty Images)
The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team fly over Buckingham Palace during the Coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla (Dan Kitwood / Getty Images)
Britain's King Charles III and Queen Camilla wave to the crowds from the balcony of Buckingham Palace (Frank Augstein / AP)
Britain's King Charles III and Queen Camilla wave to the crowds from the balcony of Buckingham Palace (Frank Augstein / AP)

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