I didn’t wake up at 5am to watch the coronation of King Charles because of my undying adoration for him, but more for the historical significance and the ancient artifacts being used. The Brits really know how to do Pomp And Circumstance and Dave and I truly enjoy that.
The homemade bunting I created was hung on the fireplace mantle and scones and tea were served. Fortnum & Mason’s Royal Blend tea was first blended for King Edward VII in 1902 and seemed the appropriate brew for this moment. I used my Burleigh blue calico teacup keeping a blue & white theme with the white teapot and treat stand from Brooklyn Teacup.
Blueberry scones, lemon curd, cheesecake slices, and chocolate-covered cheesecake bites rounded out the sweets. I made up some wee coronation flags to adorn the cheesecake bites and grabbed some viola blooms from my garden for a tiny bouquet.
The ceremony is steeped in ancient history, but it was nice to see some modern touches like women being involved and a gospel choir. I am not a huge fan of Charlie’s, mainly because I adored his late wife Princess Diana, who was only 2 years older than me and I followed her life closely before, during, and after her marriage to Charles. It’s so sad to see the split between William and Harry and I hope one day that rift can be mended.
I am not a British subject, and I understand how many want to abolish the monarchy, but I’ll continue to follow them with interest from afar and appreciate the historical significance of events like this. May the King bring the monarchy into the future with grace and humility…amongst all the privilege. God Save The King!