Millions of people in the UK and around the world are preparing for a rare weekend indeed, with the king to be crowned.
On May 6, the coronation of King Charles III will be held at Westminster Abbey, marking his accession to the throne.
Huge crowds, parades and shows in the street are planned. From around the world, people are heading to London to get a live view of this historic moment. The king served the longest apprenticeship of anyone waiting in the wings to become British ruler.
At 74, he will embark on his reign hoping to connect with people and provide a unifying force for the public after the bitter divisions that have rocked British politics. In this week’s Beyond the Headlines, host Damien McElroy looks at the coronation of King Charles and what we should we expect from the event — and the king himself.