LONDON -- Millions of people will be watching on Saturday, as the Archbishop of Canterbury places the jewel-encrusted crown of gold on the head of King Charles III to the sounds of gun salutes and trumpets.
This is a 1,000-year-old tradition.
It's an event that Britons haven’t seen in 70 years. The only remaining coronation in Europe is this one.
Throwback to an era gone by
When all-powerful kings dictated nations' fates, it was a time of great pomp and history. The U.K.'s regal power has largely been reduced to ceremonial status, but its pomp and history still remain.