While I'm obviously no longer the frequent blogger I used to be, since I don't want this blog to be considered completely defunct, I can hardly ignore here the glorious historic Coronation of last Saturday 6 May (covered extensively on my social media), in which Charles III was crowned King of the United Kingdom in Westminster Abbey. I was of course up at 4:15 AM Dallas time to watch the event live on YouTube, following along in my printout of the liturgy, and with millions around the world was thrilled by the spectacle, the spiritual power of the occasion, and the music. As a Loyalist I joined enthusiastically in the Homage of the People. God Save the King!
I assume that readers (if I still have any) have by now seen plenty of Coronation coverage elsewhere, so I will not attempt to be comprehensive in this rather belated post. Instead, I wish to share some links to photo galleries, videos, and thoughtful articles (more or less in reverse chronological order of appearance, as is fitting for the blog format) that you might not have seen, as well as the official photographs taken in Buckingham Palace after the event.
Alexandra Wilson, Music fit for a king
Charles A. Coulombe, After the Crowning
Fr. Steve Rice, God Bless America, God Save the King
John Martin Robinson, Coronation Diary
YouTube: The Coronation Weekend (Prince & Princess of Wales)
Saint Thomas Church: A Service of Thanksgiving for the Coronation of HM King Charles III
Paul Shakeshaft, Why a Coronation Matters
Sohrab Ahmani, Coronation is a ritual humiliation
Esmé Partridge, In Defense of the Philosopher King
Rebecca Mead, The Self-Justifying Philosophy of King Charles
Aris Roussinos, Britain Needs King Charles the Weird
Anna Tyzack, What sort of man is King Charles, and what sort of king will he be? (2022)