In a ceremony steeped in a millennium of tradition and pomp, King Charles III was crowned monarch of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland on Saturday.

Cheering crowds gathered in London to mark the moment the Archbishop of Canterbury placed wreaths on the heads of Charles and his wife Camilla at Westminster Abbey before they returned to Buckingham Palace in a sumptuous procession.

British artist Julian Beaver applies the finishing touches to his work created from an image of King Charles III in London on Thursday.emilio morenatti