Trudeau, Simon take in pageantry of Britain’s first coronation in 70 years

By Morgan Lowrie THE CANADIAN PRESS LONDON- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Gov. Gen Mary Simon were among the dignitaries on hand as King Charles III was crowned at London’s Westminster Abbey on Saturday, marking the formal celebration of the start of his reign as King and his role as Canada’s head of state. The coronation was a two-hour traditional Anglican ceremony that combined ancient traditions and pomp and pageantry with a few modern touches. More than a dozen Canadians were among the ceremony’s guests of about 2,000. People in the crowd ranged from world leaders and aristocrats to community workers and first responders. A drizzle fell as the Canadian delegation entered the church, led by flag-bearer and astronaut Jeremy Hansen. Indigenous leaders were also on the Canadian guest list,…

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