To say We are honoured by the kindness, love and companionship We experienced at the Celebration of Our Coronation, would be an understatement. We could not have asked for a nicer day for the Kingdom’s first event in almost 18 months, and while We are saddened that the Plague still restricts Our gatherings, the day filled Our hearts and souls to the brim. We have waited so very long to don the Crowns and share fealties with the Kingdom and, as We swore, the memory of this day will live in Our hearts and memory forever.
We were truly gobsmacked by the Super Secret Scribal Project organized by Maister Colyne (Todd H. C. Fischer), Mistress Marioun (Katherine Golightly) and Iolanda and all of the scribes who contributed to this project. The love, support and generosity of the Kingdom that the project represents moved Us to tears and will be forever cherished. We were gifted a wonderful scroll of the song Wydow Kate wrote for Us, mead from the Company of the Red Cloak, the long anticipated Bacon Taxes and so many gifts of largess and newcomer cups to share with the Kingdom. They are truly wonderful and We thank everyone who contributed. We were moved to tears many times yesterday. We are humbled.
During morning Court, We recognised the following good gentles:
• Duchess Kaylah the Cheerful – King’s Favour
• Countess Arlette – invitation to the Order of the Laurel.
In evening Court We recognised the following good gentles:
• Duke Trumbrand the Wanderer – Order of the Rose
• Nicola Canis (Chelsea Richardson) – Award of Arms
• Lord Eustace of the Rozakii (Jay Farrer)– Scarlet Banner
• The Honourable Lord Gajin Suren (Jordan Scott) - Orion
• Lord Korigan Foal Bán (Korigan Stallaert) - Maiden’s Heart
• Lord Bjorn Járnason (Jacob Hopkins) – Queen’s Favour
• Lady Elizabeth of Bastille (Liz Caswell) – Court Barony
• Lord Cameron MacGregor (Michael Caswell) – Court Barony
• Baroness Matilda of Swynford (Deb Mattingly) – invitation to the Order of the Pelican
We are very pleased to finally announce Our Champions. Joining Our Bardic Champion Dietrich von Sachsen (Keegan Frederick Pyette) is King’s Champion The Honourable Lord Laurenz Tonnemacher (Scott Cooper) and Queen’s Champion Master Tonis van Hoorn (Paul Tonis van Rooyen).
To the staff of Coronation, Duchess Adrielle (Gabrielle Fisher), Baroness Matilda, Master Berend (Peter Berend DeWit), Their Excellencies Cameron and Elizabeth and so many others that make up all of the moving parts that make an event successful, thank you for all that you do and for making the day special and safe for all who attended. To Our retinue, We thank you for your service and for taking good care of Us all day. To all who attended, thank you for sharing this day with Us.
We are hopeful that We might share many more days together during in the coming months.
Rattanicus and Isabel
Rex and Regina