News: Charles Crowned King

1st January 1989: In a small scale ceremony in Christ Church Cathedral, Ottawa, Prince Charles was crowned King of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, Barbados, the Bahamas, Grenada, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Belize, Antigua and Barbuda, and Saint Kitts and Nevis; Head of the Commonwealth, and Supreme Governor of the Church of England.

Upon his coronation, Charles Windsor adopted the regal name of George VII to avoid the association with Stuart kings named Charles, the first having been executed following a civil war, the second living for many years in exile.

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