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State & Ceremonial

Another first for King Charles – an official Coronation emoji

The first Coronation of the 21st century will come equipped with a very modern accessory – its own emoji.

With less than a month to go until King Charles III and Queen Camilla are crowned, a brand new social media symbol will appear on Twitter whenever some special hashtags are used.

Five phrases will generate a version of St. Edward’s Crown, adding a whole new spin to an object that has symbolised royalty for almost a thousand years.

The hashtags are #Coronation, #CoronationConcert, #CoronationWeekend, #CoronationBigLunch and #TheBigHelpOut.

It follows the success of last year’s Platinum Jubilee emoji which added a corgi in a crown to a series of hashtags as millions celebrated the 70th anniversary of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.

King Charles III and Queen Camilla will be crowned on May 6 2023 at Westminster Abbey.

About author

Lydia Starbuck is Jubilee and Associate Editor at Royal Central and the main producer and presenter of the Royal Central Podcast and Royal Central Extra. Lydia is also a pen name of June Woolerton who is a journalist and writer with over twenty years experience in TV, radio, print and online. Her latest book, A History of British Royal Jubilees, is out now. Her new book, The Mysterious Death of Katherine Parr, will be published in March 2024. June is an award winning reporter, producer and editor. She's appeared on outlets including BBC 5 Live, BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Local Radio and has also helped set up a commercial radio station. June is also an accomplished writer with a wide range of material published online and in print. She is the author of two novels, published as e-books. She is also a marriage registrar and ceremony celebrant.