“Joe Biden is planning on skipping the coronation of King Charles III in early May, following the tradition of US presidents not attending such occasions.”

Tradition? … Who’s tradition?

Since the US ‘got started’ there have only been 13 Coronations and 46 Presidents, so roughly only 25% of them could have attended a Coronation anyway and that count would have included just ONE of the 14 presidents that served during QEII’s reign.

So whilst true that US tradition reveals that 13 (soon to be 14) US Presidents did not attend the Coronation of a UK monarch, it is also true that the UK has a longer tradition with over 40 coronations not having a US President in attendance.