2003

Pavements seas of flowers. The first king for seven decades passes crowds of “commoners” who reach out a hand, hoping to touch royalty, the other hand clutching the camera that captures the moment. A manic voice shouts “All hail the king!”  Said king gracelessly thrusts proffered bouquets at flunkies’ chests with neither word nor backward glance.  Younger royals at least feign interest.