The Coronation of King Charles III

Today, May 6, marks the coronation of King Charles III as the new monarch is officially crowned during an historic ceremony at Westminster Abbey, London.

His Majesty has visited The University of Manchester on a number of occasions over the years, having first visited UMIST in 1995. The King also attended Jodrell Bank in 2003, to commemorate the re-birth of its flagship Lovell Telescope following a major upgrade.

The now King Charles III and The Queen Consort also visited the John Rylands Library in 2010. During the visit, they viewed some of the most significant books and manuscripts ever produced, including the St John Fragment, the oldest known surviving piece of the New Testament, dating from around 125AD. They were also shown exquisite medieval illuminated manuscripts, the earliest example of European printing, the 1423 St. Christopher Woodcut, and the personal papers of distinguished historical figures including Elizabeth Gaskell.

We offer our warmest wishes to His Majesty and our hopes for a long and successful reign.

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