...By Jack Sylva for TDPel Media.
The outfits worn by Kate, Princess of Wales, and Penny Mordaunt at the Coronation of King Charles III have become the subject of jokes on social media.
Kate donned an ivory Alexander McQueen gown with silver embroidery, along with a Jess Collett x Alexander McQueen headpiece.
Meanwhile, Penny Mordaunt, who held the jewelled Sword of State as lord president of the privy council, wore a teal dress with a matching cape and a Jane Taylor headband embroidered with a gold fern pattern.
Viewers compared Mordaunt’s outfit to Star Trek and the Handmaid’s Tale, with one person joking that she should give Chewbacca his medal.
Meanwhile, Kate’s outfit prompted a comment that she looked like Cersei Lannister from Game of Thrones.
Another person said that Kate looked like she was auditioning for Captain Britain.
Viewers made jokes about a possible epic battle between the two women, with one person tweeting a side-by-side picture of Kate and Mordaunt and writing that they were “rivals for the empire of the galaxy.”
Another viewer wondered why no one had put the Star Wars theme music to the footage, while a third predicted that Mordaunt would win any battle due to her sword-handling skills.
Social media can be a cruel place, and Kate, Princess of Wales, and Penny Mordaunt are currently feeling its sting.
After their appearance at the Coronation of King Charles III, viewers took to Twitter to make jokes about their outfits.
The comments ranged from lighthearted comparisons to Star Trek and Game of Thrones to more biting remarks about their fashion choices.
However, it’s important to remember that these are public figures who are used to being in the public eye, and they likely have thick skins.
Nonetheless, it’s unfortunate that their appearance has become the subject of ridicule.
The lesson here is that social media users should be mindful of what they post online and remember that their words can have an impact on others.