The coronation of King Charles III across the pond in the U.K. pretty much went as planned.
Britain has a new king, all sorts of weird treasures and artifacts were presented to him, and everyone who cares seems happy. But that’s not why we’re here. No, we need to find out what the internet, the home of intellectual discourse, thought about the coronation.
Here are some of the most notable tweets of the day, including a call from Paddington Bear himself for civility. Never took him for a royalist, but life surprises us every day.
Of course, the day didn’t pass without some disruptions to civility. Despite
This prompted some to question the U.K.’s commitment to democracy and the rule of law.
Naturally, most of the online discourse wasn’t quite that serious. The ceremony mostly inspired a whole lot of jokes. For instance, everyone had eyes on Prince Harry for obvious reasons.
And plenty of folks decided it was the right time to celebrate other monarchs instead.
Shout out to all the folks who are anxiously awaiting the impending release of
Last but not least, The Onion clearly had to get in on the fun.
You don’t get to see new U.K. monarchs coronated all that often, this is after all the first coronation in 70 years, and Twitter brought out its full potential during the event. Maybe we’ll get another one of these in several years. Hopefully, Twitter is still around by then.