Happy and creepy! Royal fans think they’ve seen the Grim Reaper at King Charles’s coronation
Every great party attracts uninvited guests, but royal fans joked that today they saw the Angel of Death himself in Westminster Abbey when Prince Charles was crowned.
Onlookers were convinced they had seen the Grim Reaper at the historic ceremony at Westminster Abbey this morning.
In the middle of the aisle, a hooded figure in black can be seen waltzing across in full view of the camera, before eerily disappearing again.
The exact moment was captured by Twitter user @realjoegreeeen who took to the social media platform to reveal his scare.
He tweeted: Everyone sees the Grim Reaper in Westminster Abbey #Coronation
Royal fans are convinced that the Grim Reaper, or something similar, was present at Westminster Abbey this morning
The video has since been viewed nearly half a million times — and other viewers are tweeting about the sighting.
Someone wrote: ‘the Grim Reaper has appeared’
“It’s like that scene in Exorcist 3,” another tweeted.
“Is that real?” asked another.
And while commenting, another added, “I’ve seen this clip a few times now and can’t get over the musical accompaniment of the reaper’s apparition.”
Today’s events mark the first coronation since 1953, when the late Queen Elizabeth was crowned in Westminster Abbey and reigned for more than 70 years. King Charles, 74, ascended the throne in September 2022 when his mother died at the age of 96.
The video has been viewed nearly half a million times — and people are baffled by the hooded figure
The coronation will feature up to 15 working members of the royal family, including the Prince and Princess of Wales, as they take to the palace balcony for the day’s events.
Viewers of the coronation from all over the world can’t believe their eyes!
And on the streets of London, even in a packed shopping centre, there is tremendous excitement among tens of thousands who have camped out for days to watch the extraordinary event happen. More than 100 million people watch on TV around the world.
Nearly two million people – from all corners of the UK, the Commonwealth and the world – are pouring into central London despite rain being forecast. The trains to the capital were overcrowded this morning, with soldiers taking part in the ceremony pouring into the main stations.
Today marks a historic moment in British history as King Charles is crowned at his coronation in Westminster Abbey
King Charles III stands after being crowned in his coronation ceremony at Westminster Abbey
King Charles III and Camilla, Queen Consort, attend their coronation ceremony today at Westminster Abbey in central London
The king’s guests arrived at the abbey from 7 a.m. – four hours before the ceremony. About 100 heads of state are in London, with representatives from 203 countries.
The longest-serving heir to the throne in British history will be crowned today at Westminster Abbey in a ceremony steeped in the majesty of his illustrious ancestors, but also embracing and highlighting the proud diversity of contemporary Britain.