Abiding power of royal glory
AFTER pomp and pomp the party.
Millions woke up yesterday to the official dawn of our new Carolean era.
Along the bunting-bedecked streets, bathed in bright sunshine, the nationwide Big Lunch saw tables of cheese and pickle sandwiches, pies, curries and noodles.
People who previously only lived next to each other became real neighbors.
And again today, hundreds of thousands will brave the rain to volunteer in their communities.
Whether collecting canned food for the less fortunate or weeding in a village cemetery, a spirit of kindness and duty will spread.
All this is the true power of our monarchy.
This glorious St. Edwards crown bestowed on Charles is the ultimate symbol in which to infuse our collective character.
On this head stands our idea of nation, our togetherness.
depth of love
Republicans who want to tear down the palaces and claim that hereditary royals are not democratic are fatally misunderstanding this.
You can’t just vote for this magical, mystical, deeply historical stuff.
Who would throw street parties for Presidents Blair or Truss? What a miserable, gray prospect such a head of state would be.
And the anti-monarchist cost argument just doesn’t add up.
Not when London is full of foreign tourists who are spending billions to get a glimpse of what they desperately want their countries to have left.
This weekend showed the deep love for the royal family.
In his mother, King Charles had the ultimate teacher of what it takes to secure his future in the face of relentless change.
The impeccable performances of the Prince and Princess of Wales helped him in this. Certainly few, watching the highly charged moment as William bowed the knee to his father, would deny his turn himself.
Your star power will be the key.
In the meantime, we can be happy and proud of a coronation job well done.
And that in a world full of dangerous social media and alarming artificial intelligence, we still have 1,000 years of history as our foundation.
After all, that’s what Britain does best.
Don’t ever change it.