PM Anthony Albanese sports hidden detail in his coronation outfit: 'He did it'
The Australian Prime Minister didn't miss out on the opportunity to give his favourite sports team a nod on the day.
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s outfit for King Charles’ coronation has caused a stir, with the 60-year-old rocking up to Westminster Abbey with a hidden detail in his ensemble.
If you missed it, you’re probably not alone, as the Prime Minister was snapped wearing a pair of South Sydney Rabbitohs socks to the historic occasion.
Anthony Albanese arrived at the Abbey wearing a blue suit, a white shirt and a red tie speckled with blue and white flecks. However, if you scan down his legs, you’ll notice the PM’s red and green socks peeking out at his ankles.
Mr Albanese and his partner, Jodie Haydon, walked behind David Hurley, Governor-General of Australia, and his wife, Linda Hurley, on the day. National flag-bearer, soccer star Sam Kerr, walked ahead of them all.
It turns out Mr Albanese’s sock tribute to his favourite NRL team was spurred on by a commitment he made to Triple M Breakfast with Marto, Margaux and Dan while on the show last week. In an email to Yahoo Lifestyle, the radio station said: "He did it".
When informed by host, Greg “Marto” Martin, on the show that every major event always features a ‘random Souths guy’, Mr Albanese promised the radio show that he would fly the flag for his beloved Rabbitohs at the coronation.
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“Wouldn’t that be a great look, me being the ‘Random Souths Guy.’ It would be a great way to end my career,” Mr Albanese said.
“I’ll give your random Souths guy some thought, I might wear my stuff around the coronation. I might wear some Bunnies socks. I can get away with that.”
Last Wednesday, Mr Albanese had a private audience with King Charles at Buckingham Palace in London ahead of the coronation.
"It was a pleasure to meet King Charles III again at Buckingham Palace and an honour to represent Australia at his coronation," he said after the meeting.
On Friday, the prime minister was spotted chatting with Prince William and Kate Middleton at a Buckingham Palace lunch.
King Charles crowned
On Saturday, royal fans all over the world tuned in as King Charles was crowned at Westminster Abbey.
In front of a congregation of about 100 world leaders and a television audience of millions, the Archbishop of Canterbury placed the 360-year-old St Edward's Crown on Charles' head as he sat upon a 14th-century throne.
Dignitaries and royals from around the world attended the coronation, as well as celebrities such as Princess Mary, Katy Perry and Dame Emma Thompson.
The royal family were dressed in their finest attire for the ceremony, with Kate Middleton having a twinning moment with her adorable eight-year-old daughter, Princess Charlotte, in Alexander McQueen get-ups.
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Prince Harry, whose attendance at the coronation was only confirmed weeks before the event, sat three rows back as his brother pledged allegiance to their father.
He was spotted getting into a car straight after the ceremony and heading to the airport. It's believed he landed in LA just in time to celebrate his son, Prince Archie's, fourth birthday.
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