The Adoring And Excited Crowds
It’s stunning to see the images of these crowds side-by-side. Both Queen Elizabeth II and King Charles III experienced rainy days during their coronation, and you can see the water on the street in each photo. While both crowds were adoring, excited, and respectful of the process, there is a key difference. Queen Elizabeth II welcomed close to 8,000 relatives, dignitaries, and friends during her coronation, while King Charles III only had around 2,000 guests. This significantly smaller crowd was intentional and was a nod to Charles’s “slimmed-down” monarchy approach.