The Anointing Portion of an English Coronation

from Anne Glenconner’s engrossing memoir, Lady In Waiting: My Extraordinary Life in the Shadow of the Crown:

The anointing is considered the most vital part of any coronation, because without this sacred moment, the new King or Queen cannot be crowned. So significant and so holy is it that, despite the traditional canopy set up around her, held by four Knights of the Garter, the cameras were diverted so she was hidden from view, with only a handful of people, including me, able to witness it.

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge # 72: WAITING

It is easy for self to come up with pictures for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge  #72 this week: WAITING.

Less than a week ago, she and two other friends waited at Oxford University’s Examination Schools for the start of the inaugural lecture by newly appointed Professor of Poetry Alice Oswald, who is the first woman ever to be appointed to that prestigious position.

Self took the second picture while visiting London’s Canary Wharf. Evern since she saw the handmaidens, she’s been wondering what/ who they’re waiting for.

The third picture is of self in Prague, where she’d gone in May with her niece. The other woman in the picture is a Filipina; we started chatting.

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Prague, May 2019

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.

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