Newspin: Balancing the News (UK)

News for May 07, 2023

Old so and so is at it again… probably. Here's what else is happening, served with a delicious side of slow-cooked analysis.

Charles and Camilla crowned in historic Coronation celebrations -- BBC News (UK)

The key moments from King Charles and Queen Camilla's historic Coronation ceremony

Outline: (what is this?) historic coronation ceremony

Tone: (what is this?) + positive

Discussion: (what is this?) ++ Harry, - BBC, - Charles

Crowds roar for the King and Queen as they appear on Buckingham Palace balcony -- The Telegraph

Today is the - King Charles and Queen Camilla are set to be crowned in a historic moment at Westminster Abbey. The King and Queen will leave Buckingham Palace at 10.20am, with the service beginning at 11am. Follow the latest here

Outline:  king ’s coronation

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ++ King Charles Iii, ++ Queen Camilla, ± UK

Nothing but drizzle was permitted to rain on this parade. So why did Charles look so glum? -- The Guardian

Even the rain, so reminiscent of the late queen’s coronation 70 years ago, gave the many thousands waiting to see the parade and wave at the king and his queen as they passed by in the gold state coach

Outline:  anglican ceremony

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  -- Guardian, ? Russia, ? Elizabeth

Notably absent from the iconic 'balcony moment' were Princes Andrew and Harry, as King Charles and Queen Camilla watched the flypast -- ITV News

Outline:  balcony moment

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ++ Harry, + s, - Andrew

My heart bleeds for Prince Harry at the coronation doesnt yours? -- The Independent

If your heart didn’t ache to see the Duke of Sussex taking those brave steps to sit alongside former friends and relatives after months of acrimony, then it must be made of stone; I can only imagine how tightly he must have been gritting his teeth to do it in the first place

Outline:  prince harry

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  + Harry, ++ Meghan, ? Prince Andrew

Prince Harry arrives alone for King Charless coronation ceremony -- The Guardian

King’s younger son seated in Westminster Abbey two rows behind his brother Prince William and family; Those seated on the row in front included Princess Anne, her husband, V Adm Timothy Laurence, and the Duke of Kent

Outline:  king charless coronation ceremony king

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ++ Harry, ? UK, ? Meghan

Dozens of protesters arrested during Coronation -- BBC News (UK)

Anti-monarchy protestor Matt Turnbull is arrested near London's Trafalgar Square, ahead of King Charles's Coronation Procession

Outline:  anti - monarchy protesters

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  - UK, ++ North Korea, + Russia

Tory vice-chair Lee Anderson says anti-monarchists should leave UK -- The Guardian

Conservative party's deputy chair Lee Anderson said republicans should emigrate rather than use their right to free speech; Police have been accused of a heavy-handed approach to the protesters after the arrests

Outline:  dem councillor

Tone:  ± mixed

Discussion:  - Lee, - UK, ++ Scotland

The Met Police have said they "understand public concern" after confirming a total of 52 arrests were made on the day of the King's coronation -- ITV News

Outline:  met police

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  -- Britain, + London, ++ Charles

Celebrity guests 'excited' for the Coronation -- BBC News (UK)

"A king is everybody's and nobody's which is the genius of a constitutional monarchy" - Stephen Fry speaking ahead of the Coronation service in London TV presenters Ant and Dec, Dame Judi Dench and Dame Joanna Lumley are also in attendance

Outline:  coronation service

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ++ Stephen Fry, ± Brexit, ++ Truss

Katy Perry searches for her seat at Coronation -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  katy perry

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  + BBC, ++ Katy Perry, - coronation

Coronation's most eye-catching guest outfits -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  coronation

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ? Sam Smith, ? UK, ? Africa

Penny Mordaunt first woman to present sword to King -- BBC News (UK)

The Jewelled Sword of Offering symbolises royal power and being able to decide between good and evil; The sword was briefly clipped to the King's coronation sword belt and then after a proclamation by the archbishop the King stepped forward and offered up the sword

Outline:  jewelled sword

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ++ Penny, + Privy Council, ++ Tory

Penny Mordaunt's sword-wielding role - and other top Coronation moments -- BBC News (UK)

Penny Mordaunt wields a sword - and other Coronation moments you might have missed

Outline:  other top coronation moments penny mordaunt

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ? BBC, ? Andrew, ? Lady Penny

Penny Mordaunt emerges as the Pippa Middleton of the Coronation -- The Telegraph

Leader of the House of Commons Penny Mordaunt has emerged as the quiet star of the ceremony one that nobody saw coming

Outline:  heaviest sword

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ++ Penny, ? Pippa, ? Tory

Prince William kisses the King after oath -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  prince william

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  -- Harry, ++ Charles, ? Andrew

Prince William swears allegiance and kisses father King Charles III video -- The Guardian

The Prince of Wales swore allegiance to his father, King Charles III, at the coronation ceremony; The heir to the throne knelt and read a script of allegiance before kissing Charles on the cheek

Outline:  father king charles iii video

Tone:  ± mixed

Discussion:  ? Harry, ? William, ? Charles

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