Westminster Abbey Church, England, UK
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An architectural masterpiece fit for a king. Westminster Abbey Church, UK
Today we will witness a historic moment—King Charles III's coronation at Westminster Abbey. The former prince will be crowned the 62nd monarch of England, in a ceremony steeped in ancient traditions and pageantry. After the coronation, the royal family will appear at the balcony of Buckingham Palace to celebrate the grand occasion and share their happiness with the British people.
Westminster Abbey, formally titled the Collegiate Church of Saint Peter, was built in the 10th century and is a truly remarkable landmark. It's a masterpiece of Gothic architecture with beautiful stained-glass windows, intricate wood carvings and other ornate decorations. The site has hosted significant events in British history, including past coronations, royal weddings and funerals of monarchs and other notable figures. The tomb of Queen Elizabeth I, for example, features an effigy of the queen surrounded by a series of carved figures representing the virtues she embodied.