The Big Moment: The Crowning
This is an iconic moment that the crowds and the monarchs themselves anticipate during the coronation. The crowning is a significant moment that symbolizes the responsibility the monarch is taking on, along with the regality of their newfound position. The Archbishop of Canterbury bestowed Queen Elizabeth II and King Charles III with St. Edward’s Crown during their respective coronations. These historical moments are amazingly similar despite the time difference, and the formality of the moment appears to be a continuing tradition, even with King Charles III’s more casual approach to certain aspects of his coronation.