People can’t get over the Queen’s reaction the minute she realised she’d just become Queen
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A video of the late Queen's reaction to the minute she realised she'd just become Queen of Britain has been doing the rounds online.
TikTok user @alexa.universe shared the clip last week and it's already racked up a whopping 2.6 million views.
There are also hundreds of comments from people who can't get over the monarch's facial expression at the time of her coronation back in 1952.
The footage shows the rather hefty looking crown as it's placed on her head, with a young Queen Elizabeth looking both shocked and pensive as she no doubt just realised the gravity of her situation.
Alexa wrote over the clip, "The look of realisation that you've just become Queen," alongside the caption, "She looks like she’s s***ting bricks tbh."
Many people agreed, with one writing: "I’d be s***ting bricks too if I was only 25, my father died, and I’d become head of the country and church till the day I die."
"I would be scared too, I gotta rule a nation," said another, while a third added, "Her face is like 'how did I end up here?!?!'"
A fourth chimed in: "Her father died not a long time ago, the crown was really heavy, she had to process everything that has happened and she's the Queen from now on."
A majority of the commenters remarked on the fact that she looked 'nervous' while saying that it's not surprising given her situation.
Little did she realise that she would go on to reign as Queen of Britain for a whopping 70 years before her death on 8 September, 2022.
Since then, her son has taken over the throne as King Charles III, with his coronation set for 6 May this year.
Just like his mum's ceremony, Charles' will be 'rooted in longstanding traditions and pageantry' but will also 'reflect the monarch’s role today and look towards the future'.
He will be anointed with holy oil, receive the orb, coronation ring and sceptre, be crowned with the majestic St Edward’s Crown and then blessed.
Meanwhile, his wife Camilla will also be anointed with holy oil and crowned, just like the Queen Mother was during the coronation of her husband King George VI on 12 May, 1937.
The Palace said: "Buckingham Palace is pleased to announce that the coronation of His Majesty The King will take place on Saturday 6th May 2023.
"The coronation ceremony will take place at Westminster Abbey, London, and will be conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury.
"The ceremony will see His Majesty King Charles III crowned alongside the Queen Consort."
Guess we'll have to wait and see whether he's as nervous as his mum was during her ceremony.