The Daily Telegraph

Coronation cheer


SIR – Following suggestion­s that King Charles’s Coronation will be a “slimmed-down” affair, I do hope that those involved will think again.

By the time it comes around, we will all need something to cheer us up and unite us in the way that recent days have.

Tom Stubbs

Surbiton, Surrey

SIR – In the voluminous coverage of the Queen’s funeral, I have not spotted any mention of the remarkable sight witnessed by those of us who were standing along Windsor Road at Runnymede.

About 25 minutes before the cortege passed, there was a flash of gold on the river and the royal rowbarge Gloriana – which took part in the 2012 Diamond Jubilee celebratio­ns – moored at the bend in the river closest to the road. The crew raised their oars in the air until the procession had passed, then resumed their journey towards Windsor.

It was a magical moment, and all the more so for being completely unexpected. Afterwards, many people took the flowers they had been holding and placed them reverently around the statue of Queen Elizabeth at this spot. Stephen Spark

London SW17

SIR – Huw Edwards does not deserve a knighthood for his role in the BBC’S coverage (Letters, September 20). He was simply doing his job, and there are more profession­al presenters.

Ian Franklin

Totnes, Devon

SIR – Scilla Phillips (Letters, September 21) suggests planting trees as a tribute to the late Queen. Two of my grandsons, Luca and Owen, have decided to plant a rose shrub in her memory.

Ann Norris

Farnboroug­h, Hampshire

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