Charles, you have won over The Sun and our readers through hard work and good humour – God save our King — and our Queen
Haters cannot halt this party
TODAY’S forecast is not great. But let no man or woman rain on the King’s parade.
Around noon Charles III, at 74, will finally fulfil his lifelong destiny before a country unrecognisable from the one which crowned his mother in June 1953.
The magnificent ceremony and the institution he leads may be ancient.
But the watching nation is both unmistakably modern and unrivalled anywhere on Earth for its tolerance and diversity.
To most of us that combination is magic, a cause for unalloyed celebration, for thanking our lucky stars that — despite all those woes Piers Morgan describes opposite — we live here and nowhere else.
There is always the threat, though, that a hardcore minority who apparently find nothing to like about our country will disrupt historic and meticulously-orchestrated state occasions.
Republicans may wave slogans and yell, drowned out though they will be by the overwhelming and continued popularity of the royals among Brits and the legions of foreign fans who have flown in for the event.
Eco extremists may attempt some new attention-seeking stunt — willingly blind to Britain leading the world in cutting emissions, preferring to pretend the UK is polluting the planet to the brink of doom.
They are in denial, like their hard-Left soulmates who despite all contrary proof falsely maintain that Britain is as racially divided as parts of the US.
One look at Rishi Sunak’s multi-ethnic Cabinet, or at all the races and creeds united in the Abbey or on the Mall today, ought to silence them.
But there are none so blind as those who refuse to see.
We hope the Coronation goes perfectly. That the killjoy coalition stays home. Perhaps Labour winning a few council seats will cheer them up a bit.
Let the rest of us revel in the splendour, the spectacle, the majesty and the history. Let us party. Let us enjoy our bunting and bubbly.
We may see only one coronation in our lifetime. Let’s make the most of it.
To the King, and the Queen he has always adored, The Sun says this:
Your path has not been smooth nor free from controversy, to put it mildly. But you have won over The Sun and our readers through years of hard work, charm and immense good humour.
Congratulations on that . . . and on this momentous day.
God save our King — and our Queen.