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In case you missed it, the Grim Reaper walked past the doorway during the coronation Saturday. I haven’t read an official explanation, but it’s surely a non-ghostly member of the cathedral staff who put his hood up at an inopportune moment.

Yes, I watched. I wasn’t going to, but my cousin from Alabama called to tell me she got up at 4am to watch (who knew I had a monarchist in the family?) and that shamed me into it.

I was astonished at how much Jesus there was in the ceremony. So many prayers. If I had to guess, I’d say most of the sermonizing was from the Reformation – all that emphasis on upholding Protestantism.

Penny Mordaunt held that sword straight up for two freaking hours and looked good doing it. Mad respect. It’s a shame she’s a WEF stooge.

Anyway, it was a heck of a spectacle and I’m glad I watched. Brits do spectacle. I had hoped to find pictures of the Barons of the Cinque Ports at the do, just to round the week out, but nobody’s published any yet.

Tomorrow – back to work!


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: December 8, 2022, 7:02 pm

If you wondered why there was no visible dissent, the police were extremely overzealous rounding people up that morning. Anyone with a sign or a t-shirt was arrested.

Illegally, I’m sure. Terrible overreach. Many are up in arms about it. To be honest, though, I understand their position…if you were in charge and something spoiled the ceremony, your ass would be grass. Forever.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: May 8, 2023, 7:37 pm

The Grim Reaper appearance appeals to my dark sense of humor. That’s a mighty skinny scythe he’s carrying, but it’ll do!

I wonder if my George Washington T-shirt would’ve been spotted? If I’d been over there I’d have tried really hard to come up with a Charles Cornwallis shirt.

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: May 9, 2023, 1:49 am

We watched and enjoyed it. Mrs D started it because her mom was quite taken with the Royals and she did it somewhat in memory I think.

I joined in because, hey, how often do you get to see the King of the longest running monarchy in the world get crowned?

I even said “God Save The King” at the appropriate time.

Very neat, HRH Charles did nicely.

And I enjoyed Princess Anne’s very dashing plumed hat blocking the view of Harry, Prince of Hollywood and Vine.

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: May 9, 2023, 2:57 am

I got up at 4 o’clock in the morning to watch Charles and Diana get married, so I thought I should at least watch the old boy get crowned. They were already inside the church when I got up. But I watched until they drove away in the golden carriage.

Comment from RushBabe
Time: May 12, 2023, 9:56 pm

Some folks who claim to be “in the know re all things geopolitical” VERY confidently predicts this is going to be the shortest reign of any monarch evah. In fact, he says Charles will be the last English monarch.

Comment from BJM
Time: May 13, 2023, 2:34 pm

Did y’all notice the look that passed between Charles and Camilla when they were alone on the balcony at the very end? As if they were thinking, Fred & Gladys made it after all.

I dunno, but I think Charles is going to be a good king. It’s a pity he doesn’t have a strong PM, but he has the no-nonsense Camilla to ground him. I think he will rein in his loony tendencies to ensure William’s ascension.

Shirley, KCIII would not want to be remembered by history as the second Charles to lose the Crown.

@RushBabe, one hopes not because the UK is already on the verge of a dystopian future and where our society will follow. Brits are the canary in the freedom of the individual coal mine.

Sorry about commenting on an older thread but I’ve been offline since Sunday last.

Comment from Oceania
Time: May 17, 2023, 7:13 am

It is a sign of shit to come

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