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King Charles Coronation Set for Grandson’s Birthday

When it was announced on Tuesday (October 11) that King Charles III. will be crowned on Saturday 6 May 2023, it has struck many that this date coincides with another event on the royal calendar: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor’s birthday.

The young son of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex turns four on this day. It has not been confirmed whether Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will travel to the UK with their children to attend Charles’ coronation.

While the date is likely a coincidence, some have called out the king and accused him of “stealing the limelight” from his grandson.

“Strange, isn’t it? Grandpa stealing the limelight from his grandchild,” one user wrote, while another asked, “Didn’t anyone check a calendar before committing to a date?”

Others, however, thought it was a “nice touch” that the coronation took place on Archie’s birthday.

“How nice for the little kid to know his grandfather’s coronation was on his birthday,” one person wrote.

Others pointed out that the date was actually a homage to the accession of the king’s great-grandfather to the throne.

King George V became king on May 6, 1910. His coronation took place on June 22, 1911.

“It’s the anniversary of the accession to the throne of George V, founder of the House of Windsor. The world doesn’t revolve around the Sussexes,” one person wrote.

Buckingham Palace announced the date of King Charles’ coronation on Tuesday in a statement that read: “Buckingham Palace is pleased to announce that the coronation of His Majesty the King will take place on Saturday 6 May 2023.

“The coronation ceremony will take place at Westminster Abbey in London and will be officiated by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

“At the ceremony, His Majesty King Charles III. crowned alongside the Queen Consort.

“The coronation will reflect the role of the monarch today and look to the future while being rooted in long-standing traditions and pageantry.”

Whether the coronation will be a public holiday is not yet known, as it falls on a Saturday this is unlikely.

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