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Ahead of King Charles III’s coronation, royal fans think they spotted a huge mistake with the medal; deets here


May 6th, the coronation of King Charles III, will mark a historic moment as it is one of the most celebrated and sacred days for the British monarch. The coronation ceremony will be witnessed decades later, since the time of Queen Elizabeth II, in 1953. Amidst the preparations for the big event, shocking news is floating on its feet. Royal enthusiasts believe they have discovered a major flaw in the Coronation Medal. The medal will be presented to 400,000 front-line workers, including members of the armed forces and emergency services.

What is wrongly spotted on the medal?

The Ministry of Culture, Media and Sport announced the nickel silver medal, which features portraits of King Charles and Queen Camilla. However, the writing on the medal appears to read “May 6, 2033,” which many believe is a typo.

Some King enthusiasts have pointed out the apparent goof on Twitter. Someone said, “The date is incorrect.” Another wrote, “It’s not 2033,” and a third said, “The Coronation Medal has the wrong date, it’s not 2033.”

It is believed that the medal accurately says 2023 and that 2033 is a trick of light in the official photo.

Also read: Explanation: How does Queen Queen differ from “Queen” and what will Camilla’s title be after the coronation?

A Buckingham Palace insider clarifies the confusion

The Ministry of Culture, Information and Sports announced the medal:

“Today the design of the Coronation Medal has been revealed.” He added, “The medal is a national thank you to those who make historic service possible, including members of the armed forces and front-line emergency workers.”

He was later addressed by Home Secretary Suela Braverman, who stated:

British Home Secretary Soella Braverman spoke about the media and said it was “a symbol of the crucial role our emergency services will play in this possibly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to honor our new monarch”.

Meanwhile, King Charles III’s coronation is scheduled to take place on May 6 at Westminster Abbey in London. During the ceremony, the king will be crowned alongside his wife, Camilla, as queen. This weekend will see a concert featuring singers Katy Perry and Lionel Richie. According to reports, Bollywood actor Sonam Kapoor, who is based in the UK, will also attend the ceremony and deliver a speech.

Also read: Queen Consort Camilla: 5 things to know about her ahead of King Charles’ coronation

Joanna Swanson

Joanna Swanson is Europe correspondent at the Thomson Reuters Foundation based in Brussels covering politics, culture, business, climate change, society, economies and inclusive tech. With specific focus in breaking news, she has covered some of the world's most significant stories.