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I'm so glad I got to see the coronation.

I was about 45 min. late, but the gold carriage pulled up and I wanted to see that.  Now, I got to set down and see him get his crown.  A LOT of pomp and circumstance, as usual I guess.  Wow, what a crown.

 

I know I may miss more, but got to see the most important parts  want to. I have to say, I think it's pretty breath-taking.  Thinking of it all, and the future to be.

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Re: I'm so glad I got to see the coronation.

It would be fine if Camilla wasn't involved in any way......

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Re: I'm so glad I got to see the coronation.

The Crown 👑 weighs 5 pounds....

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Re: I'm so glad I got to see the coronation.

A lot of pomp and circumstance, but it was magnificent. 

 

Most importantly, little Louis pulled it off without a hitch! 

 

That's so far, over three hours I'm okay that I will never get back.

 

I'm glad I got up @ 4 AM to watch. 

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Re: I'm so glad I got to see the coronation.

I wasn't going to get up at 2 am to watch but it's now 5:30 and I'm watching bits of it now. 

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Re: I'm so glad I got to see the coronation.

Can now see why the anointing with holy oil is so central to the transfer of rule.

 

William giving his liege to the new ruler, his father, was a moment of quiet power.  Glad I caught that.

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Re: I'm so glad I got to see the coronation.

I only watched for about an hour this morning. Americans have a hard time understanding the significance of the monarchy. You see the British people outside in the rain celebrating it. It is a tradition almost a thousand years old.

 

It will never change. You will see William modernize to a certain degree, but not the pageantry that goes along with this historic moment. It is all part of the culture.

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Re: I'm so glad I got to see the coronation.

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Me too! I was downstairs at 4:50 a.m. I watched every minute. Like you @Oznell, my favorite moment was William and Charles.

 

 

 

 

 I was curious who the lady in the beautiful teal dress was. She is Penny Mordaunt, president of the House of Commons. I loved her dress! She stood most of the ceremony holding a sword. Can I have that dress? LOL! 

 

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In spite of the media telling us Harry would be seated way back, he wasn't. He was in the third row with Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie and their husbands. And it looked like he had his military ribbons on his suit. I hope he gets to see his father before he leaves!   Smiley Happy

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Re: I'm so glad I got to see the coronation.


@Oznell wrote:

Can now see why the anointing with holy oil is so central to the transfer of rule.

 

William giving his liege to the new ruler, his father, was a moment of quiet power.  Glad I caught that.


I saw that moment as well @Oznell  and I agree with you, it was powerful. Charles expression changed in that moment too, I saw a show of emotion.