Why the coronation of King Charles III still holds significance

Great Britain’s royal family turns the page on a new chapter Saturday with the coronation of King Charles III – a spectacle that echoes medieval times but features modern flourishes.

The pomp, pageantry, and symbolism date back more than 1,000 years, but the crowning of this king will feature new twists on the tradition and changes from the coronation of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, 70 years ago.

Plans for the ceremony at Westminster Abbey call for a more toned-down affair than the last one, even though royals from other nations, heads of state, and most of Charles’ family will be there, and the monarch plans to wear the same vestments as Elizabeth did.