The king was caught on camera grumbling to Queen Camilla and telling her “this is boring” while waiting to enter Westminster Abbey for his own coronation.
The monarch arrived early at Westminster Abbey on Saturday morning and was forced to wait outside for five minutes before entering the church.
The Prince and Princess of Wales, as well as Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, were late and, unable to overtake the King, joined his procession through the church.
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As the world watched his every move, a veteran lipreader told Sky News what the king said to Camilla at the time.
“We can never be on time,” he seems to be telling Camilla.
“There’s always something… that’s boring.”
It could simply have been nerves ahead of his crowning moment when the king was crowned in a historic ceremony – a fulfillment of Charles’ fate after the late queen’s death.
Both royals were crowned in a ceremony watched by 100 heads of state, royals from around the world. celebritiesEveryday heroes and millions around the world.
Things ‘didn’t exactly go according to plan’
Although the service was steeped in tradition, “one or two things didn’t quite go according to plan,” a bishop said after the service.
The Bishop of Chelmsford, Dr. Guli Francis-Dehqani, 56, said outside St Margaret’s Church next to Westminster Abbey: “I will not particularly embarrass anyone.”
During the service, the Archbishop of Canterbury spent a few seconds adjusting the crown as the King was officially crowned.
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When St. Edward’s Crown was placed on the King, there was complete silence in Westminster Abbey while the congregation rose to mark the occasion. The archbishop placed it firmly on the king’s head before twisting it to keep it. But after the rotation didn’t work, he lifted the crown back up before making another attempt to hold it in place.
After his second attempt, the crown on the king’s head tilted forward.
Archbishop Welby then tilted it to one side before happily removing his hands from the crown. The archbishop then leaned toward the king and carefully inspected the crown before finally retiring.
The official coronation of the king lasted about eight seconds in total.