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Old 12-06-2021, 08:15 PM
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Why would Queen Victoria of England's Coronation have been considered comical?
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Old 12-06-2021, 08:57 PM
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Because of things like texts being mixed up, her ring being jammed on the wrong finger (ouch), and sandwiches and wine left by workmen in a chapel where she withdrew.
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And the elderly Lord Rolle missing his step and twice rolling down the steps in front of the Coronation Chair when he came to kneel and pay his respects to the Queen. She got up from her Chair and caught him on the third attempt.

It was certainly a very badly organised and conducted affair, but it’s even more surprising that there was no plan at all in place for the next one, over sixty years later.
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Old 12-07-2021, 12:33 AM
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It was certainly a very badly organised and conducted affair, but it’s even more surprising that there was no plan at all in place for the next one, over sixty years later.
So they had to go ask Grand Duchess Augusta about the details of both Victoria and William's coronations. I've always felt a bit sad that she couldn't attend George and her darling May's coronation.
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Old 12-07-2021, 03:32 PM
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There had been Coronations in 1821 and again in 1831 and Lord Melbourne had over a year to plan the Coronation of Queen Victoria.
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Old 12-07-2021, 03:42 PM
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The 1831 coronation was cut-price precisely because the 1821 had been so extravagant. William hadn't even really wanted one, so I think it was a sort of compromise between nothing and something, and people noticed.

Melbourne may have been the epitome of laissez-faire, however can most of the things that went wrong at Victoria's coronation really be blamed on him? He was exceptionally fond of her and would surely have wanted to put her in the best possible light — and even he was called out for carrying the Sword of State "like a butcher", or something.
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Some Further information on the 1821,1831 and 1838 Coronations

1821
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coronation_of_George_IV

1831
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corona...V_and_Adelaide

1838
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corona...Queen_Victoria
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On Christmas Day, December 25, 1066 William the Conqueror (William I) was crowned the first Norman king of England at Westminster Abbey.
http://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-cor...-76394147.html
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On Christmas Day, December 25, 1066 William the Conqueror (William I) was crowned the first Norman king of England at Westminster Abbey.
http://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-cor...-76394147.html
You can read more on the Coronation of William II below
https://www.thehistorypress.co.uk/ar...-at-christmas/
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