Prince & Princess of WalesThe Coronation

The Prince and Princess of Wales get the Coronation party started with a pint at the pub

The Prince and Princess of Wales had a busy day of engagements on Thursday as they carried out some Coronation themes events ahead of the big day on Saturday. The Prince and Princess started their day with a train journey on the Elizabeth Line – a tube line opened last year in tribute to Queen Elizabeth II for her Platinum Jubilee. During their journey, Their Royal Highnesses spoke…
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King Charles III's Supertunica

The King will be wearing several different significant garments throughout the Coronation on 6 May at Westminster Abbey. While some of those garments will be made specifically for him, there are also many garments that have been used at multiple coronations. The Supertunica…
Princess Anne and Family

Princess Anne offers a forthright opinion on a 'slimmed down monarchy' saying it isn't the best way forward

In a rare televised interview, The Princess Royal has spoken on the future of the monarchy and what a slimmed-down royal family could look like.  Speaking to Adrienne Arsenault, the Chief Correspondent of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Princess Anne was asked a number of difficult questions in the interview which was broadcast on Tuesday ahead of the Coronation. When asked whether a…
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Zadok the Priest, a coronation anthem

Fewer pieces of music have become more closely related to British coronations than ‘Zadok the Priest.’ However, the anthem was composed relatively recently in the history of coronations in Britain.  ‘Zadok the Priest’ was composed by German composer George…
InterestsKing Charles IIIState & CeremonialThe Coronation

The Crown of Scotland

Those in Westminster Abbey and watching across the globe will see several pieces of regalia used at King Charles III’s coronation on 6 May. However, those regalia have historically come from England – not Scotland, Wales, or Northern Ireland. A separate Crown of Scotland was present for King James I’s coronation in 1603, King Charles I’s coronation in 1626, and King Charles II’s…
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British Royals

Tiaras or coronets - what will we see the women of Windsor wear to the Coronation?

While some details of King Charles III’s 6 May coronation have been confirmed, there are still many questions that have yet to be answered. Royal watchers everywhere have been watching press releases closely to see if female members of the Royal Family will be wearing tiaras for the coronation. Historically, women in the Royal Family have worn a tiara to coronations, as have…
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