What makes a good coronation?
Tracy Borman highlights the most crucial aspects in making a coronation a crowning success…
Everybody likes a good show, don't they? I think you’ve got to have the bling and the glamour. Of course, you've got the jewels – that's plenty of bling there.
A coronation has to look spectacular, but – and I'm not just saying this as a historian – it also needs to be rooted in history.
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That is very important, because a new monarch has to give the impression of business as usual, that they have a right to be on the throne and that they come from a long line of kings and queens.
It about showing that there’s “nothing new to see here”. That is why that sense of tradition and ceremony that we see repeated over the centuries is so crucial.