Sadly, King Charles Will Not Wear A Burger King Crown

King Charles is, at the moment, a king without a crown. Although he ascended to the throne and gained his new title the moment his mother passed away, he won't get the actual bling until his coronation on May 6. So does his head feel naked, then, when he goes out in public? We dare say it doesn't, as most photos seem to show him bareheaded so we're guessing he's not really a hat guy. What's more, most kings and queens outside of children's storybooks don't actually go around wearing their crowns all the time.

Still, on a recent visit to Berlin, the king was offered a different kind of crown, one he probably wasn't expecting to receive. As shown in this video tweeted by a Daily Mail royal watcher, Charles was handed a Burger King Crown by someone who told him "This is for you, if you want it." The king politely turned down the offer, saying "I'm alright." Apparently, he's too busy being the "Most Excellent Monarch ... of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of his other Realms and Territories King, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith, and Sovereign of the Most Noble Order of the Garter" (that mouthful courtesy of the College of Arms) to rule over the Burger Kingdom, as well. (Would he have reconsidered if crown-shaped chicken nuggets had been part of the deal? The world may never know.)

King Charles isn't the only royal to have been offered this crown

Back in 2020, Burger King itself offered a crown – and a job – to Prince Harry. He and his wife had just "Mexited" the royal family and the burger chain wanted him to know that he had other options. Burger King Argentina tweeted, 'If you're looking for a job, we have a new crown for you," while Burger King U.S. followed up with a tweet of its own: "@ harry, this royal family offers part-time positions." The Duke of Sussex declined to pursue this career option, however, thus setting a royal precedent for turning down paper crowns.

There is one royal, however, who did accept such an honor. A few weeks before her husband's visit to Berlin, Queen Consort Camilla was making a public appearance in Colchester when someone in the crowd offered her a Burger King Crown of her very own. As captured in a TikTok video, she politely accepted it, calling the gesture "lovely" and "very nice," although she didn't attempt to put it on over her hat. Still, full points to her for managing to be a good sport while remaining perfectly regal.