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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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UK's Liz Truss & Charles III face tough challenges ahead
The UK's Two New Leaders Face Tough Challenges Ahead | GZERO World

UK's Liz Truss & Charles III face tough challenges ahead

In early September, in just 48 hours the UK got a new prime minister (Liz Truss) and a new king (Charles III, after the death of Queen Elizabeth II).

Both take over at a turbulent time in British politics, but Truss in particular faces a list of domestic obstacles with no easy fix. Her top priorities are the economy and the energy crisis aggravated by Russia's war in Ukraine, Ian Bremmer explains on GZERO World.

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