Coronation medal: Royal fans think they’ve spotted HUGE error on award handed to staff – can you see it? | The Sun

ROYAL fans think they have spotted a huge error on a coronation medal set to be handed out to 400,000 frontline staff including members of the armed forces and emergency services.

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport unveiled snaps of the nickel silver medal this morning, featuring the images of King Charles and Queen Camilla.

But the inscription on the medal appears to read "6 May 2033" – which people think is a massive mistake.

Some royal fans posted on Twitter pointing out the apparent error.

One said: "Date is wrong. It's not 2033."

Another said: "Why does it say 2033?"

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A third said: "The Coronation Medal has the wrong date, it's not 2033."

It's understood that the medal correctly reads 2023, and that the 2033 is a trick of light in the photo released by the government.

Buckingham Palace has been contacted for comment.

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Announcing the medal, the DCMS said: "Today the design of the Coronation Medal is unveiled.

"The Medal acts as a thank you from the nation to the people who will make the historic service happen, including members of the Armed Forces and frontline emergency service workers."

Home Secretary Suella Braverman said: "This Medal is a symbol of the critical role our emergency services will play in this potentially once in a lifetime opportunity to honour our new King.

"However, it rightly also goes further and recognises not just those who are helping at the Coronation, but the heroes across our emergency services, such as the police, fire and rescue services, that go to work every day to protect and support us all."

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said: "Our Armed Forces and the Monarch have a unique bond.

"Our histories and customs mirror the reigns of Kings and Queens.

"Our deployments are in their names and our allegiance is sworn by each and every one of us.

"The Coronation Medal will celebrate that bond and allow huge numbers of service personnel to reaffirm that linkage as King Charles is crowned our new Monarch."

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