Primetime Pomp and Circumstance

BY NICOLE PARKS / Her Very Royal Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will regale the peoples of television-viewing dominions with an hour-long fairy tale from her own experience this weekend. A tale complete with flowing ermine, a nerve-wracked stomach jolting along atop gilded carriage axles, a fleet of prancing Windsor Grey ponies, an Abbey of some…

Dressing Britannia

As the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland knows well, crowning a queen regnant is a rather big deal. Sixty-three years ago yesterday, all the pomp of the nation was gathered up for just such an occasion, the coronation of the Diamond Queen, Elizabeth II. On that second day of June in the…