Coronation Quiche

I think my English teacher said something about a coronation happening regarding either prince Harry or the other guy, I can’t remember.

That should give you all the time in the world!

I am assuming your American. That would be the only excuse why you cannot remember who ‘the other guy’ is. And prince with a lowercase ‘p’ is about right for Harry.

Do you often ignore what your English teacher says?

And miss the chance to spend the morning munching snacks and making jokes about the holy handgrenade of antioch?

Try further north. Land of maple leaves and moose.

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Well that’s disgraceful… a Commonwealth company!

Thwarted by autocomplete again?

Isn’t prince supposed to have a lowercase ‘p’ as long as it isn’t the first word of a sentance?

What no my English teacher just said something about a coronation happening and how it’s been a super long time since the last one and something about Harry.

But it’s not my fault the audio is bad.

Okay I googled it and apparently king Charles 3 became king (wait what).

It has a capital P when it’s someone’s title, just like Mr (Mister), Mrs (Missus/Mistress), Dr (Doctor), Prof (Professor), et cetera.

The same goes for other regal titles like King, Queen, Emperor, Empress, Tsar/Tzar/Csar/Czar, Sultan, Kaiser, Raja, et cetera.

A little over 70 years. Before you, I, or @filmote were born.

As a follow up to capitalising titles:
You’re supposed to use roman numerals for generational designations, even for non-royals. Thus “King Charles III”.

That is usually what happens when the incumbent monarch dies.
(“The queen is dead, long live the king.” et cetera.)

Or did you somehow not hear about the funeral either?

(I feel like I probably ought to be throwing a few more 'lol’s in here and there to make sure people realise we’re being jocular.)

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But wasn’t his name already King Charles III? So he became a king twice?

If he was the king, why is the queen on Canadian banknotes and coins?

‘King’ is his title, not his name.

When the queen was alive he was Prince Charles.
When the queen died he immediately became King Charles III.

Technically he was the king before the coronation by nature of being next in line to the throne, and the coronation isn’t strictly necessary, but it’s a formal and symbolic ceremony with many religious aspects to it, and it’s generally seen as giving the reigning monarch’s accession ‘proper weight’.

(Hence some people think of the coronation as being the point at which he ‘properly’ becomes king rather than it being just at the point of the previous monarch’s death, or when the accession council proclaim it so.)

Also it’s an excellent excuse for street parties and cake.

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Oh, that lady was the queen? To be fair, I haven’t touched paper money or coins ever since before covid (and before I was aware of modern politics).

I can relate.