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The Best Coronation Memes As Irish Public Dissects The Madness

The Best Coronation Memes As Irish Public Dissects The Madness
Eoin Harrington
By Eoin Harrington
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The Coronation of King Charles III was, probably, the biggest global news event on Saturday morning - and it was suitably bonkers.

It has been over 70 years since the last time a new monarch was crowned in the UK, so the ceremony was naturally going to feel a bit dated, but the whole sense of pompous occasion was quite surreal to witness, with even RTÉ dedicating four hours of television coverage to the coronation.

Of course, there were the expected questions to be fielded by the monarchy, with issues surrounding those present at the ceremony, the monarchy's place in modern British society and, most worryingly, the arrests made of peaceful protestors on the streets of London in the leadup to the event.

It was a suitably bonkers day in the history of the UK and, watching from afar, the ever reliable patrons of Irish Twitter attempted to make sense of the madness from Westminster.

Coronation of King Charles: Irish Twitter does its thing

The aforementioned protests were not a surprise, by any means, but they did make up a huge part of the story of the day.

With large crowds gathering to protest the monarchy as an institution and the eye-watering amounts of money pumped into the coronation, one protestor's sign stood out from the rest.

RTÉ journalist Liam Nolan spotted a sign among the melée brilliantly reading "Down With This Sort Of King."



We surely don't need to explain what this is in reference to but, just in case you need it broken down - or you'd just like to relive the iconic Father Ted scene which inspired the brilliant placard - we have you sorted.

There were plenty of others on Irish Twitter keeping a close eye on proceedings, and they provided a stellar set of memes about the Coronation.


Some chose to take apart the most bizarre and ornate elements of the ceremony with hilarious captions...

...while some others were keeping a close eye on their fellow Irish viewers.


For many, however, the highlight of the day was to be the performance of 'Zadok the Priest' - the iconic Handel piece on which the Champions League anthem is based.

And, our personal favourite...

It wasn't just Irish Twitter that was in flying form - even those in the UK could see the stranger and funnier side of proceedings in London.

Most of the Coronation memes we came across from the UK - perhaps understandably - came with a sporting angle, giving a hilarious spin on a bizarre day.

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