This is the reason why Kate Middleton won't have a lavish coronation
I mean, it makes sense.
There will come a time in the future where Prince William will be crowned King (major).
This, of course, means that the lovely Kate Middleton will become Queen Consort of Britain.
No big deal!
And when William does eventually take the throne, there will be a lavish coronation ceremony.
You know the big gig, where he gets that sweet crown popped on his head?
Anyway, despite becoming a Queen, Kate Middleton will not have her own coronation ceremony.
The Royal Family's official website states: “Unless decided otherwise, a Queen consort is crowned with the King, in a similar but simpler ceremony.”
The website also explains the significance of a coronation:
"The coronation ceremony, an occasion for pageantry and celebration, but it is also a solemn religious ceremony."
"It has remained essentially the same over a thousand years. For the last 900 years, the ceremony has taken place at Westminster Abbey, London."
"The service is conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury, whose task this has almost always been since the Norman Conquest in 1066."
Typically the coronation of the new Sovereign happens a number of months after his or her accession.
It follows a period of mourning and as a result of the enormous amount of preparation required to organise the ceremony.
Present are representatives of the Houses of Parliament, Church and State.
Prime ministers and leading citizens from the Commonwealth and representatives of other countries also attend.
I kind of like that Kate's coronation will be more low key!