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What’s in a coronation?

Tina Dastur
January 13th, 2024


There will be no throne nor crown, no abbeys, no fly-bys — none of the pageantry of the British royal ceremonies. Though the Danish event will be pared-back, it will feature more pomp than of those of the 11 other European monarchies, most of which have never had traditional coronations.


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The official coronation photograph of King Haakon VII and Queen Maud of Norway. Theirs was the last coronation in Norway in 1906. Photo: Peder O. Aune, The Royal Court Archives

There will be no throne nor crown, no abbeys, no fly-bys — none of the pageantry of the British royal ceremonies. Though the Danish event will be pared-back, it will feature more pomp than of those of the 11 other European monarchies, most of which have never had traditional coronations.

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