“More people watched Elizabeth’s funeral last year than Charles’s coronation last weekend. One commemorated the past; the other was meant to look toward the future. But it doesn’t feel like a future in which the monarchy will become stronger or grander, or more expansive, or more powerful—or even more relevant, as the new king so clearly hopes it will be.” Anne Applebaum in The Atlantic (Free Article): King Charles’s Impossible Job.

+ Photos: The coronation of King Charles III. (Personally, I’m proud to live in a country where we earn power in a more democratic way. By calling Georgia officials and asking them to find a few thousand votes.)