Charles III on Saturday (May 6) finally met his date with destiny after a lifetime as heir to his late mother Queen Elizabeth II, as he was officially crowned king in the first coronation in Britain since 1953. The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby placed the solid gold St Edward's Crown on Charles's head as a sacred and ancient symbol of the monarch's authority.
Cries of "God Save the King" rang out from the 2,300-member congregation at Westminster Abbey and trumpet fanfares sounded at the climax of the solemn religious confirmation of his accession. Outside, ceremonial gun salutes blasted out across land and sea while bells pealed in celebration at churches.
Charles, 74, will wear the St Edward's Crown only once during his reign. His wife, Camilla, 75, was crowned queen in a simpler ceremony soon afterwards.
The build-up to the Christian ceremony of prayer and praise – steeped in 1,000 years of British history and tradition, with sumptuous robes and priceless regalia – has been mostly celebratory.
Bangladesh President congratulates King Charles III on his coronation
President Mohammed Shahabuddin extended congratulations to King Charles III on the occasion of his historic coronation.
"I have the honour to extend my heartiest felicitations on the occasion of the Coronation of Your Majesty, King Charles III and Her Majesty Queen Camilla with my most sincere wishes for a long, prosperous and happy reign," he said in a congratulatory message on Saturday.
President Shahabuddin said: "I look forward to further deepening the friendship and cooperation between our two Commonwealth nations working in close concert with Your Majesty".
He said the First Lady and he eagerly looks forward to welcoming King Charles III and Queen Camilla for a historic Royal visit to Bangladesh.
He wished King Charles III and Queen Camilla the very best of health, happiness and long life, and the continued peace, progress and prosperity of the people of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
PM congratulates King Charles III on his coronation
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina extended congratulations to King Charles III on the occasion of his historic coronation.
"On behalf of the Government and the people of Bangladesh and on my own behalf, I extend our heartiest felicitations on the glorious occasion of Your Majesty's and Her Majesty Queen Camilla's historic Coronation," she said in a congratulatory message.
The premier offered her wholehearted support to King Charles III as the new Monarch of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Head of the Commonwealth.
Sheikh Hasina said she is confident that during King Charles III's visionary and wise reign, the people of the United Kingdom will continue to enjoy an ever-flourishing future in peace and prosperity.
Sheikh Hasina said it would be an honour for her to work with King Charles III to ensure friendship between the two Commonwealth nations to continue to grow from strength to strength in the coming days.
She wished the King and the Queen, the very best of health, happiness, and long life and the friendly people of the United Kingdom's continued peace, progress and prosperity.