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Last week, I reviewed The Electrical Life of Louis Wain and shared some of his cat pictures. Tina
If you’re under 70 years of age, like me, the coronation of King Charles III will be the first British coronation in your lifetime. As an American, I have complicated thoughts on the monarchy. As a lover of spectacle and pageantry, I intend to thoroughly enjoy this experience.
I don’t care quite enough to set my alarm for the wee hours on Saturday morning, but I do care enough to jump into the coverage in any way possible from the moment I wake up.
According to this page, the BBC News will run a live stream that US viewers can watch, with the action beginning at 5:20am, Eastern Time, which is 4:20, my time. That event will cover the processions to and from Westminster Abbey as well as the service.
There are events running through the weekend, culminating in a Coronation Concert on Sunday evening, hosted by Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey). I’ll be watching for highlights and recaps on these YouTube channels:
I’m confident that the YouTube algorithm will happily take over from there and give me all the coverage that I could possibly want.
I really liked this video from Useful Charts to provide some background for some of the things that we’ll see tomorrow:
For the Weekend Cooking crowd, does anyone want to make a coronation quiche? That link has the recipe and here’s a video of a Palace chef making it: