Historic occasion at Coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla


Th Church Leaders Group gathered in London for the Coronation.

The Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, the Most Revd John McDowell, presented and retrieved the Sovereign’s Orb as part of the Coronation in Westminster Abbey of His Majesty King Charles III and Her Majesty Queen Camilla, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of their other Realms and Territories.

The historic service and ceremony on Saturday, 6 May was watched on television across the world.

The Procession also included Archbishop Eamon Martin, the Rt Revd John Kirkpatrick, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, and the Revd David Nixon, President of the Methodist Church in Ireland, invited as members of the Church Leaders Group (Ireland).

The Rt Revd the Lord Eames of Armagh was present in the Procession as a member of the Order of Merit, an honour in the personal gift of the Sovereign, which he received from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 2007.

King Charles III. Photo courtesy of Hugo Burnand.