What Is A Coronation?
A coronation is a formal ceremony in which a monarch is crowned and given regal or ceremonial powers and privileges. It involves placing a crown or another emblem of authority on the head of the monarch. The coronation ceremony usually involves a procession or presentation of gifts. The monarch is presented with royal objects such as the Crown Jewels. This year, we will witness the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III, the first coronation to take place in Britain since Queen Elizabeth II in 1953.
When Is The Coronation of King Charles?
The coronation of King Charles and the Queen Consort will take place on Saturday 6th May at Westminster Abbey with 2,000 guests expected to attend. The ceremony will be conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury. During the ceremony, the King will be crowned alongside Camilla, the Queen Consort. The ceremony is due to start at 11:00 with the King's procession arriving shortly before.
The Coronation of King Charles III
King Charles, formerly known as the Prince of Wales was the longest-serving heir to the throne before officially becoming monarch on 8 September 2022 due to the death of his mother Queen Elizabeth II. King Charles will officially be crowned on 6th May in a ceremony where he will take an oath in front of the nation.
Which Crowns Will Be Worn During The King's Coronation?
King Charles III will be crowned with the solid gold, 17th century St Edward's Crown. It is an extremely heavy crown which is only used for the coronation. The St Edward's Crown was made for Charles II in 1661 and features rubies, amethysts, sapphires, garnets, tourmalines and topaz. Gemstone jewellery, particularly in crowns, has long been popular among royalty.
The King will also wear the Imperial State Crown which is set with 2868 diamonds as well as pearls, emeralds and sapphires. The Imperial State crown is the crown which the King Charles III will exchange for St Edward's crown at the end of the ceremony.
Who Will Attend The King's Coronation?
The King's Coronation is a state occasion meaning that the government is in charge of the guest list. As well as the Royal Family, the prime minister, representatives from the House of Parliament and royals from around the world are expected to attend.
What Is The King Charles III Coronation Commemorative Hallmark?
To celebrate the coronation of King Charles, a commemorative hallmark has been approved by the British Hallmarking council and the Official Assay Offices. The hallmark is based on a medal by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS and features the artwork of Thomas Fattorini. The commemorative hallmark depicts King Charles III and is a highly collectable piece.
The King's Coronation Charm:
To celebrate the Coronation, at Lily Blanche we have designed a limited-edition King Charles III coronation necklace and bracelet. A collector's item, the special-edition charm will be limited to 100 pieces. The charm features the special commemorative hallmark on the front. An engraving with a date, name or initial can be added to the reverse of the charm if desired. Only 100 pieces of this charm will ever be made. Don't miss your chance to own a piece of British history.
King Charles III Coronation Gift Ideas
The Lily Blanche Coronation Collection is designed to celebrate an iconic moment in British history. This carefully curated collection features pendants, charms and lockets crafted in sterling silver and 18 carat gold vermeil. From castle, carriage and carriage charms to personalised royal lockets, there's a piece for everyone.
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