Prince Charles will one day become King, but until then, he’s relegated to stand beside his all-powerful mum, Queen Elizabeth II. Though it can’t be easy sharing the spotlight when your mother is one of the most powerful women in the world, it certainly gives Charles a unique perspective.

He has strong opinions on the direction of the royal family and is likely to break with tradition once the Queen is gone and he can do things his own way. The Prince recently shared some facts about his mother’s coronation that may reveal how he intends to dramatically change the oldest royal family traditions.

Elizabeth II was crowned queen on June 2, 1953, in Westminster Abbey, making her the 39th Sovereign to receive such an honor at the Abbey. This was the setting for every single coronation going all the way back to 1066, the year it was built.

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