The British monarchy, according to the Victorian writer Walter Bagehot, “is commonly hidden like a mystery, and sometimes paraded like a pageant.” The mystery has diminished since his day. So has the monarch’s power. But the pageantry, in an era of instant worldwide communication, is even more widely observed, and it was on full display […]
The approximately 2,300 people who have been invited to attend the coronation ceremony for King Charles III of Britain on Saturday in London includes a mix of new faces, old lineages, world leaders, pop icons and a dash of controversy. Among those to receive the invitation — a hand-painted card by an heraldic artist, reproduced […]
LONDON — In recent months, as Britain has healed from mourning its queen, the beginning of a new reign has started to show in the country’s daily life. England’s World Cup team sang “God Save the King.” For the first time in decades, a king welcomed a new prime minister. Now, as Britons prepare for […]
In his first address as leader, Mr. Sunak said “mistakes were made” by his predecessor, Liz Truss. He promised to fix them.