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Britain's King Charles leaves Westminster Abbey following his coronation ceremony in London.

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Charles III crowned at a turning point for the British monarchy

The UK on Saturday crowned King Charles III at Westminster Abbey. The coronation, which featured multiple faiths to reflect the country's religious diversity, was attended by some 2,000 guests amid a display of pomp and pageantry that only the British monarchy can muster. It culminated with the sovereign sitting on a 700-year-old oak throne amid the sound of trumpets and cheers of "God save the king!"

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Ari Winkleman

The Graphic Truth: God Save Canada

Monarchist or republican? The age-old tension has fueled fresh royal polls and debates around the globe in recent months – in anticipation of Saturday’s crowning of King Charles III at Westminster Abbey. Commonwealth countries, in particular, have been assessing their allegiance to the British monarch since the passing of Queen Elizabeth II last year. Jamaica wants a referendum on the matter by 2025, several countries are debating whether to include Charles on their currency, and New Zealand’s prime minister has said his country will probably lean republican one day. We look here at how Canada views its ties to the crown.

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