Can we buy it?
In other news, the king is apparently furious at push back over the coronation medal
King Charles is said to be furious that some members of the Armed Forces and the police may miss out on special commemorative Coronation medals.www.dailymail.co.uk
Funny thing.I ... er ... uh ... no. Just no...
People watching the Coronation will be invited to join a "chorus of millions" to swear allegiance to the King and his heirs, organisers say.
The public pledge is one of several striking changes to the ancient ceremony revealed on Saturday.
In a coronation full of firsts, female clergy will play a prominent role, and the King himself will pray out loud.
The Christian service will also see religious leaders from other faiths have an active part for the first time.
The Coronation on Saturday will be the first to incorporate other languages spoken in Britain, with a hymn set to be sung in Welsh, Scottish Gaelic and Irish Gaelic.
A good friend of mine was in the U.S. army in the 1970s. Being a musician he was in an army band there that not only marched but played at dances and parties as well. On several occasions his band was invited to play at Russian Embassy parties. He said the Russian Ambassador evidently preferred their music over what the Russians would normally end up getting.One of my big regrets in life not going to Berlin in the late 80's in my late teens/twenties. I was studying in London one summer too. I would loved the nightlife.
I love the movie Atomic Blonde for the "feel" of the divided Berlin just before the wall comes down. The sound track is great too. Like all period pieces (I can't believe something I was a live for is a period piece) it magnifies (maybe too much) some of the cultural touch points. But it really gives a sense of the vibe.