A royal coronation is a grand and formal event that showcases the power and majesty of a country’s monarchy.
However, even in such high-stakes and orchestrated events, human emotions can sometimes take over.
Such was the case during the recent coronation of King Charles, when he was caught on camera seemingly venting his frustrations to Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.
The incident has caused quite a stir, with lip readers offering their interpretations of what was said.
In the footage, Charles is seen sitting in his carriage alongside Camilla, waiting for the procession to enter Westminster Abbey.
The delay was caused by the late arrival of Prince William and his family.
As they waited, Charles was caught on camera speaking in a seemingly agitated manner. Two independent lip readers have analysed the footage and provided their interpretations of what he said.
“I’m worried about time, I mean it’s been longer this time and, well, erm, I mean look! I know,” said one lip reader. “We can never be on time. Yes, I’m… this is a negative. There’s always something,” said another.
While the exact wording may be up for debate, it is clear that Charles was feeling frustrated by the delay.
This is not the first time that Charles has been caught on camera showing his emotions.
In the past, he has been seen gritting his teeth and fuming over a faulty pen.
These incidents have fueled speculation about his temperament and whether he is fit to be king.
However, his supporters have pointed out that such outbursts are rare and that he has a long history of public service and dedication to his role as heir to the throne.
At the coronation concert, another off-the-cuff Charles moment was caught on camera.
Host Hugh Bonneville made a reference to the late music legend Prince, calling Charles “the artist formerly known as Prince.” Charles let out a burst of laughter before grimacing at the witty line. This incident shows that despite his position and stature, Charles can still appreciate a good joke.
While the incident may have caused some embarrassment for Charles and the royal family, it is a reminder that they are human and subject to the same emotions as anyone else.
The fact that Charles was caught venting his frustrations shows that he is not always the stoic and composed figure that he is often portrayed as.