10 Things You didn’t know about Coronations

God Save the King! In case you didn’t know, over the weekend, Charles Windsor, (formerly known as Prince Charles) became King Charles III at Westminster Abbey, The ceremony called upon many ancient royal traditions, many of which Shakespeare would’ve been familiar with. So this week, in addition to my traditional celebration of Mother’s Day, I am going to look at this ceremony and give you a behind-the-scenes look at royal coronations and how they looked in Shakespeare’s time and our own.

First, enjoy this video produced by Westminster Abbey, the ancient hall where King Charles was crowned on Saturday, May 6th, 2023: