The Most Eyebrow-Raising Elements of King Charles’ Coronation, Explained

The Stone of Destiny. A very fancy spoon. Shards from Jesus' cross??? And of course, some light gossip...

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I didn’t realize that I am actually excited for King Charlescoronation on Saturday until I began working on this piece. The idea that the monarchy continues to exist as an institution in the year 2023 is sort of hard to wrap my mind around, but damn if it isn’t entertaining. There is so much pomp, circumstance, drama, history, wealth, and religion wrapped up in this single event that I, for one, am looking forward to waking up obscenely early on a weekend and observing it all.

Allow me to delve into the nitty-gritty of the kookiest and funniest elements of the ceremony, so the interested among us are better equipped to follow along.

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