Nick Cave Discusses Abolition Of The Monarchy Debates After Coronation Invitation

In a recent issue of his newsletter, The Red Hand Files, Nick Cave addressed the rumors surrounding his attendance at the upcoming coronation of King Charles III. He dismissed claims that he was a monarchist or a royalist, instead revealing the true reason for his decision to attend and a remarkable encounter with the late Queen Elizabeth II.

The Australian singer-songwriter was prompted to respond after receiving several letters on his website questioning his involvement in the coronation as part of the Australian delegation. He clarified that his attendance was not driven by political views but rather by the sentimental value the event holds for him.

Cave went on to describe an emotional connection he formed with the royals and the experience he had during a meeting with Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. He recalled the monarch’s striking presence, which seemed almost otherworldly and left a lasting impression on him.

Despite acknowledging the importance of debates surrounding the monarchy’s future, the musician admitted to harboring an unexplainable emotional bond with the Royals. He expressed his fascination with their existence and what they symbolize, hinting at a deeper, personal attraction along with a sense of inspiration.

In his statements, he reminisced:

“[Elizabeth II] seemed almost extraterrestrial and was the most charismatic woman I have ever met. Maybe it was the lighting, but she actually glowed.

I guess what I am trying to say is that, beyond the interminable but necessary debates about the abolition of the monarchy, I hold an inexplicable emotional attachment to the Royals – the strangeness of them, the deeply eccentric nature of the whole affair that so perfectly reflects the unique weirdness of Britain itself. I’m just drawn to that kind of thing – the bizarre, the uncanny, the stupefyingly spectacular, the awe-inspiring.”

As the coronation of Charles III approaches, the historic event is set to take place on May 6 at Westminster Abbey. Cave, who received the distinction of Officer of the Order of Australia in 2017, will be present, attending not as a supporter of the monarchy but driven by a personal and enigmatic connection to the British Royals.