On Saturday, seventy years after the last such occasion, a new Sovereign will be crowned at Westminster Abbey. The world has changed since 1953, and there is little of the glamour and romance that attached to the coronation of this elderly man's young mother. And yet it remains a significant event even for an emaciated British lion and her restive cubs around the planet.
In this special edition of The Mark Steyn Show, Mark revisits some of his coverage of the King and the monarchy over the years, and considers it from all perspectives - the politics and people, the constitution and the Commonwealth. He talks to historians and biographers, a former press secretary and a former speechwriter to the late Queen, a Minister of the Crown and an advisor to the Netflix series The Crown, and Commonwealth commentators from Australia to Rwanda. All know their subject and all have interesting insights to offer.