British RoyalsHistory

The Coronation robes of Britain's last king, George VI

It’s been nearly 90 years since the United Kingdom crowned its last King, King George VI. And the outfit worn by George on 12 May 1937 might give us an idea of how King Charles III may dress when he is crowned on 6 May, and how he could follow tradition. As he walked into Westminster Abbey, King George VI wore the Robe of State, also known as the Parliament Robe. The long mantle is worn…
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European RoyalsHistory

Which European royals are not in line for the British throne?

Nearly every European monarch is related to the House of Windsor in some way or another. King Christian IX of Denmark and Queen Victoria of Great Britain both sought to marry their numerous children and grandchildren into houses across Europe, and these bloodlines are still intertwined to this day. However, that does not mean that every European royal related to King Charles III is in line for the…
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British RoyalsHistory

Queen Victoria's Coronation Dress

Queen Victoria’s reign is notable for its length, for its innovations and revolutions, and for her steadfastness in navigating the Crown through to modern times. Her fashion was legendary both contemporarily—she helped popularise white wedding dresses—and today as a…
British RoyalsHistory

The queen who used the coronation chair for a special milestone

The Coronation Chair, known as St Edward’s Chair, or King Edward’s Chair is perhaps one of the most symbolic parts of a monarch’s coronation. While the 700-year-old chair is typically only used for the coronation service, there is one sovereign who used it for another special occasion – Queen Victoria. Victoria was crowned at Westminster Abbey on 28 June 1838 at the age…
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British RoyalsHistory

A Guide to Coronation Service: The entry of the Monarch into Westminster Abbey

On 6 May, King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla will be crowned at Westminster Abbey. For many, this will be the first coronation they have ever seen. The ceremony will follow a pattern laid out in the Liber Regalis, kept at Westminster Abbey and which has informed the pattern of coronations since the 14th century. The service which will see the Coronation of King Charles and Queen…
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