Tonga crowns new king in lavish ceremony

Tonga’s Siaosi Tupou V was crowned king of his tiny South Pacific nation Friday in a lavish, pomp-filled ceremony attended by royalty from around the world alongside Tongans in traditional dress.

The king entered the church to a fanfare of horns followed by bearers carrying the regal symbols of power of crown, royal sceptre and ring, his three-metre (10-foot)-long train carried by two child pages.

Anglican Archbishop of Polynesia Jabez Bryce anointed the monarch with oil, and later placed the crown on his head.

The Fijian-based archbishop performed all of the rituals that involved touching the king, because protocol forbids Tongans from having physical contact with their monarch.

afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5gG3LIQxMAQJMbPM7N9NKomJusukA

Does the Anglican Church still do coronations in the UK, or elsewhere in the world?

http://afp.google.com/media/ALeqM5hVxOKLkwWWnngLn8HPNifdTJKIug?size=s

Apparently this is the protocol for coronations…

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coronation_of_the_British_monarch

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