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« on: December 09, 2018, 12:09:50 am »

King Louis XIV of France on his coronation day   
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« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2018, 12:22:40 am »

Truth be told, a lot of the coronations in European monarchies are rightly down scaled; considering the women's history and the scandals surrounding their marriages, frankly it would be a sham to have women like Mette-Marit and others being seated on thrones and anointed with holy oil and given the scepter and orb of state. Frankly it will never at all make sense that such women sit on those sacred thrones, wear the ermine, and have a church based full mass.
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« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2018, 12:28:09 am »

No monarchies in Europe or Scandinavia have actual coronations except for the British. Several have never had such a ceremony, others haven't for generations. I think the last one in Sweden for example was well over 100 years ago.
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« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2018, 09:24:10 am »

The coronations in europe and Scnadinavia have mainly be replaced by proclamation ceremonies.

It can be quite short like in Denmark ( the new monarch is announced by the Prime minister on the royal palace balcony, then he'she appears there and salute the crowds) or a bit longer ( see some years ago in the Netherlands with the King wearing ermine made an oath in front of the parliament.
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« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2018, 12:27:16 am »

I admit, when Charles has his, it will be kind of exciting to see it happen. He will likely go for a big one and I am certain that it'll be spectacular. Ermine, the coronets, the homage paid by all members of the BRF, and I am certain it will be amazing to see. Like him or not, it'll be an exciting time to be alive.
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« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2018, 11:16:04 pm »

At noon on January 18, 1871, King Wilhelm I of Prussia was crowned as the first emperor of a united Germany as Wilhelm I. Wilhelm's coronation occurred in the Hall of Mirrors at the Palace of Versailles near Paris, France.
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« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2018, 10:50:12 pm »

On Christmas Day 800, Pope Leo III crowned Charlemagne "Emperor of the Romans" during a ceremony at St. Peter's Basilica.
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« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2018, 08:06:06 pm »

Queen Elizabeth, the consort of King George VI of England, had a lot of intricate detail on her 1937 Coronation robe.         
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmwkMETmjxs
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« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2018, 10:49:08 pm »

King Stephen of England had his coronation on Christmas Day, December 25, 1141 at Canterbury Cathedral. This was the second coronation for Stephen. He had first been crowned King of England on December 26, 1135 at Westminster Abbey.
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« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2018, 12:08:52 am »

The Proclamation of the new sovereign as King George VI   
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« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2019, 09:38:01 pm »

On May 26, 1896, Nicholas II's formal coronation as Tsar of Russia was held in Uspensky Cathedral located within the Kremlin.   
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« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2019, 09:31:50 pm »

Coronation of Empress Alexandra Feodorovna of Russia   
http://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-the-coronation-of-empress-alexandra-fydorovna-1899-artist-samokish-135277083.html
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« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2019, 04:19:10 am »

^ Thank you FrederickLouis for that great find of the coronation of Empress Alexandra Feodorovna. That is a lovely image.
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« Reply #13 on: January 26, 2019, 11:35:41 pm »

The Coronation of Edward VII of Great Britain   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVNFeQe4Nhk   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lomlHuC6eYI       
 
Edward VII's coronation had to be postponed when he needed emergency surgery for acute appendicitis. Edward had the operation.   
The original coronation had been planned for June 26, 1902. Edward was crowned King on Coronation Day on August 9, 1902.
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« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2019, 04:19:11 am »

Thank you FrederickLouis another very interesting 2 videos.  thankyou

I had no idea that his original coronation had to be postponed due to appendicitis. I am sure so many people were waiting for the coronation after the long reign of Queen Victoria.
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« Reply #15 on: January 29, 2019, 11:20:00 pm »

sanka, One unintended effect of the postponement of Edward VII's coronation was the departure of the foreign dignitaries. They did not return for the rescheduled ceremony. Their countries were represented by their ambassadors on Coronation Day, August 9, 1902.
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« Reply #16 on: February 01, 2019, 10:31:27 pm »

The Coronation of King Carl XIV Johan of Sweden as King Carl III Johan of Norway on September 7, 1818   
http://www.royalcourt.no/artikkel.html?tid=92785&sek=28580
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« Reply #17 on: February 14, 2019, 09:55:49 pm »

The coronation of George VI and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon as King and Queen of the United Kingdom took place at Westminster Abbey on May 12, 1937.   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AJUE8d_BI0   
   
King George VI received the homage of princes and peers following his coronation.   
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« Reply #18 on: February 14, 2019, 11:06:58 pm »

Elizabeth Bowes Lyon had married in 1923 and became the Duchess of York. She was therefore the Duchess of York until December 1936. The Coronation followed the next year when she became Queen Consort. The Press in those days addressed people by their proper titles, not Kate Middleton or Meghan Markle after marriage.
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« Reply #19 on: February 21, 2019, 10:14:23 pm »

Wilhelm I was King of Prussia from 1861 to 1888. He travelled to Konigsberg and there he crowned himself at the Schlosskirche on October 18, 1861.   
http://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-coronation-of-william-i-as-king-of-prussia-at-knigsberg-castle-in-88108194.html
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