The coronation of King Charles III and Camilla has just wrapped up and blah blah blah blah no one cares. In honour (and I use that term loosely) of Australia’s new head of state being crowned, let’s take a look at some of the best memes and reactions to the coronation’s pomp and ceremony from across the internet.
Here’s how it’ll work. We’ll start off with the more silly gags and progress into complete savagery by the end — really put those lizard-people on notice. Sound good? Sick.
First up, I am absolutely obsessed with this Shrek 2-themed entrance edit.
On the real, Charles’ setup was so overly grandiose it truly was only one step away from Kath & Kim‘s infamous wedding day horse-drawn carriage.
Its giving shrek #coronation #shrek
Next up we have my second favourite edit of the day — King Charles III being handed a ceremonial sword while Ru Paul‘s ‘Cover Girl’ plays in the background.
In the comments section of the TikTok, one person wrote “If we don’t get a coronation realness runway on the next Drag Race UK I won’t be happy”.
I happen to agree.
King or Queen: The gayest sword I’ve ever seen… #kingcharles #coronation #kingscoronation #gay #lgbt #queer #dragqueen #rupaul #royalfamily #uktiktok #UK
Similarly, whoever dressed our new King for his big day needed a lesson in minimalism for the contemporary age.
As Coco Chanel once famously said, “Charles, you look ridiculous. Take that shit off”.
“Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and remove one accessory.”
—Coco Chanel#Coronation pic.twitter.com/c9ae8ya36Y
— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) May 6, 2023
Now, we move our attention to the more light-hearted reactions. Ideally, you could still show these to your grandma and she wouldn’t clutch her pearls.
Archbishop: “Repeat after me. I, Charles of Windsor”
Charles: “I, Charles of Windsor”
Archbishop: “Prince Of Wales”
Charles: “Prince Of Wales”
Archbishop: “Accept this crown as King”
Charles: “Take thee Rachel-“
— Eddie Bowley (@Eddache_) May 6, 2023
Major “fight in the car” energy from all four of them. pic.twitter.com/khPLl4WFip
— My Royalty Account (@BurnerRoyalty) May 6, 2023
This was a surprise. pic.twitter.com/VsWKPWSOUX
— Elliot Gonzalez (@elliot_gonzalez) May 6, 2023
god bless the cat#Coronation #Caturday 🐈 pic.twitter.com/qxyPR4OtVB
— Vega (@Vega12991453) May 6, 2023
Somehow… Snoke returned. 👑#Coronation #StarWars pic.twitter.com/OcSfOxGQEe
— Star Wars Culture (@SWCulture) May 6, 2023
I appreciate the optimism, guys, but I’m fairly confident it’s going to be Charles. pic.twitter.com/suvuxn3wOP
— Dean Burnett (@Garwboy@ohai.social) (@garwboy) May 5, 2023
This final section of this rundown ain’t for the faint of heart.
If by some miracle you’re a monarchist and have made it this far into this article without suffering a stress-related heart attack, turn back now.
Just like the tabloid press to Prince Harry in the months leading up to the coronation — you’ve been warned.
Okay, back to the funny shit.
Haven’t seen the queen. She’s normally at this sort of thing.
— RichNeville (@RichNeville) May 6, 2023
look at her 😭😭😭 even she can’t believe she went from side chick to queen 😭 pic.twitter.com/mi16qPkuHs
— SP🇸🇱 (@septimusajprime) May 6, 2023
What the actual fuck pic.twitter.com/UD6HFnqnoa
— Lauren McKenzie (@TheMcKenziest) May 6, 2023
— Alexandra Haddow (@MissAHaddow) May 6, 2023
This could have been an email.
— Scott Bryan (@scottygb) May 6, 2023
me wearing my expensive online purchases only to realize the horrifying void is still in me pic.twitter.com/DQE2ejcgc0
— derek guy (@dieworkwear) May 6, 2023
First, “Lizzie’s in a Box” now “Shove Your Coronation Up Your Arse.” Irish and Scottish football supporters are so based. pic.twitter.com/zx8t9gPgoN
— Alejandra Caraballo (@Esqueer_) May 6, 2023
I’m mentally ill but at least I’m not whatever this is https://t.co/oORrf7L4PU
— L 🏴 (@InchOrInfinity) May 5, 2023
— Lucie with an anti-maths mindset (@msloobylou) May 5, 2023
Paddington they’re wearing bearskins https://t.co/2aN6TZ37c6
— Hannah Rose Woods (@hannahrosewoods) May 6, 2023
And on that final Paddington note, we conclude our coverage of this coronation’s most giggle-worthy memes and reactions.
We’ll catch you again for the next coronation in an undisclosed number of years. Could be five, could be 10, could be 20!?
Let’s see how much juice this old raisin has in the tank.