King Charles Mouthed ‘Thank You, William’ After Son Kissed His Cheek at Coronation

Various members of the royal family gathered for King Charles III's, 74, coronation this weekend, and we loved seeing the family dynamics, from cousins bonding in the pews of Westminster Abbey to long-awaited sibling reunions. However, one of the best parts of the weekend might've been the special moment that occurred between King Charles and his eldest son, Prince William, 40, during the crowning.

As part of the ceremony, Prince William (who is now first in line for the throne, BTW), came up and touched his father's headwear—the St. Edward's Crown—and then kissed him on the cheek.

Prince William and King Charles.
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Immediately afterwards, the newly-crowned king was seen mouthing, “Thank you, William,” in his son's ear. And the tender father-son moment was captured in various videos, like the one seen here.

After the sweet thank you, King Charles also looked up at his eldest son, and he seemed to be giving a hint of a smile.

Prince William and dad.
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We previously learned that the Prince of Wales would have a fairly significant role in the ceremony, which involved presenting the Stole Royal and the Robe Royal to his dad. He also recited the Homage of Royal Blood on behalf of the entire royal family, saying, “I, William, Prince of Wales, pledge my loyalty to you and faith and truth I will bear unto you, as your liege man of life and limb. So help me God.”

After all of this, Prince William likely has a good idea of what's to come when he eventually has his own crowning ceremony.

This will surely be a weekend that the father and son will never forget.

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