The coronation of King Charles III of the United Kingdom has drawn apathy and criticism among former colonies in the Commonwealth. The coronation, which was held on May 5th, 2023, is seen as a reminder of the ties that bind Britain to its former colonies.
A Reminder of History
For many in the Commonwealth, a group of nations mostly made up of former British colonies, the coronation is a reminder of their history with Britain. It serves as a stark reminder that their head of state is simply so by virtue of biology. This has led to apathy and criticism from those who feel they are being reminded of an era they would rather forget.
A Symbolism That Divides
The coronation has also been met with criticism from those who feel it is not representative of the diversity within the Commonwealth. For some, it serves as a symbol that divides them from Britain while for others it serves as an affirmation of their ties to Britain. Regardless, it has become clear that there are mixed feelings about this event among former colonies in the Commonwealth.