(OTTAWA) Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to attend the coronation of King Charles III in London next week, alongside dignitaries from around the world.

The Prime Minister’s Office is expected to release more details of his trip to the UK on Friday.

The coronation of the 73-year-old monarch will take place at Westminster Abbey on May 6, in a religious ceremony presided over by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Canadians can celebrate the coronation of Charles III at a special event in Ottawa on the same day.

The federal Department of Canadian Heritage says a one-hour program is being prepared to mark the coronation, with music, artistic performances and poetry.

Prime Minister Trudeau’s last visit to London was last September for the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.

“As Chief Commissioner of the RCMP, Her Majesty will play a leading role in recognizing the importance of the RCMP at home and abroad by highlighting the rich history that links the RCMP to the monarchy. , which dates back to the genesis of the RCMP, during the reign of Queen Victoria, ‚Äúsaid the federal police in a press release.

The RCMP adds that Acting Commissioner Mike Duheme and Ralph Goodale, High Commissioner for Canada in London, presented the Royal Family at Windsor Castle with a horse from the famous “Mounted Police” Musical Ride named “Noble “.

During the coronation procession in London, RCMP officers will ride “Noble” and other horses donated to the Royal Family during the reign of Elizabeth II. The RCMP will have donated eight horses to the royal family during this reign, says the RCMP, and three of them are used as troop horses by royalty.

Buckingham Palace said in a separate statement on Friday that King Charles was presented with an RCMP officer’s commemorative sword designed to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Federal Policing on May 23.