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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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Old 12-06-2021, 11:55 PM
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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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Old 12-07-2021, 04:50 PM
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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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Old 01-04-2022, 07:17 AM
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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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Old 01-29-2022, 05:38 PM
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Maria Theresa of Austria refused to be crowned alongside her husband Francis Stephen as empress. Even so, she afterwards used the title of empress.
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Maria Theresa of Austria refused to be crowned alongside her husband Francis Stephen as empress. Even so, she afterwards used the title of empress.
The Empress was crowned as Queen of Hungary on the 25th of June 1741 at St. Martin's Cathedral, Bratislava.

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The coronation procession of King George VI of England on May 12, 1937 was more than 9.6 kilometres long. This made it the longest coronation procession up to that time.
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The coronation procession of King George VI of England on May 12, 1937 was more than 9.6 kilometres long. This made it the longest coronation procession up to that time.
The Coronation portraits of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth
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The coronation of King Alexander I of Poland in Krakow in 1501
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The coronation of King Alexander I of Poland in Krakow in 1501
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KIng Alexander I was crowned by his youngest brother, Prince Frederick Jagiellon, then Archbishop of Gniezno and Primate of Poland.
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Old 03-16-2022, 07:32 PM
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The coronation of King Alexander I of Poland in Krakow in 1501
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Alexander was crowned twice
Grand Duke of Lithuania : 30 July 1492 in Vilnius Cathedral
King of Poland : 12 December 1501 in Wawel Cathedral

However his consort Helena Ivanovna of Moscow was not crowned as she was of the Orthodox faith.
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Why are the British coronations so big but,Denmark,Sweden etc,so small and fast?
Because each country has its own tradition. Denmark once had a coronation like the British one but then decided to move to a smaller ceremony. And other monarchies did the same.
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Old 03-19-2022, 08:45 PM
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I believe the Coronation in Britain has endured in the form it has is at least partially because of the deep links between the BRF and the Anglican Church. The Church of England is the ‘official’ religion of England, the Church of State if it can be put like that, and the monarch is at its head. Few other monarchs have that deep, personal and profound bond (going back to Henry VIII) and therefore the ceremony, the Coronation in Westminster Abbey, is full of the symbolism illustrating that bond.
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Old 03-19-2022, 10:02 PM
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Because each country has its own tradition. Denmark once had a coronation like the British one but then decided to move to a smaller ceremony. And other monarchies did the same.
Strictly speaking, the United Kingdom is the only European monarchy that still has a coronation ceremony. Other countries have investitures, enthronements or proclamations, which are a different kind of ceremony. The last coronation in Sweden for example was held n 1873.

Some of the most elaborate coronation rituals historically in Europe were also unfortunately associated with monarchies that were deposed like those of France and Russia.
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Coronations of the Kings of Nepal:

Coronation of King Mahendra (1956):





Coronation of King Birendra (1975):



Coronation of King Gyanendra (2001):



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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corona...palese_monarch
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