In her capacity as the Lord President of the King’s Privy Council, Conservative MP and cabinet member was given the important position during the ceremony.
Penny Mordaunt, a member of the Tory Cabinet, became one of the highlights of the coronation as she carried a massive sword and later gave the King another one.
Ms. Mordaunt carried the 17th-century Sword of State into Westminster Abbey in her capacity as Leader of the House of Commons and Lord President of the Privy Council, making history as the first woman to take up this duty.
The Jewelled Sword of Offering, a lesser object embellished with silver, diamonds, rubies, and emeralds, was then given to her.
The sword, which represents royal authority, was blessed by the Archbishop of Canterbury before being presented by Ms. Mordaunt to the King, who took it in his right hand and then clipped it into his girdle. After the King was crowned, Ms. Mordaunt carried the sword as she walked in front of him.
The MP for Portsmouth North, Ms. Mordaunt, wore a teal caped dress with gold fern embroidery and a matching hat.
She utilized a motif from the court dress of the council to model her clothing after the Privy Council’s uniform.
She claimed that prior to the event, she had been working out expressly to make sure she could maintain the 4 ft (1.2 m) long, 8 lb (3.6 kg) heavy sword in the air.
The Sword of State, which usually resides in the Tower of London, had to be held by Ms. Mordaunt upward and at a right angle to her torso. Social media users were impressed by her experience.