Tomorrow’s spectacle is better understood as poetry than in the severely rational terms of democratic theorists who accept no need for religion and ritual.
Blair said that he wanted Britain “to be a young country again”. It wasn’t one then and isn’t one now. There is a fittingness in King Charles being the oldest monarch ever to take our throne.
A new volume of essays laments the lack of support for the Union from anywhere outside Northern Ireland.
In looking to the monarchy’s future, we follow in his footsteps. He was its original moderniser in our times.