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British Royals

An important occasion shines on the King and Queen’s Christmas card

An important, historic moment features on King Charles and Queen Camilla’s 2023 Christmas card.

An image of the King and Queen in the Throne Room at Buckingham Palace after their Coronation on 6th May 2023 is shown on the card. The photo was taken by Hugo Burnand on the historic occasion.

King Charles is seen wearing the Imperial State Crown, His Majesty’s Robe of Estate and Coronation tunic, while Queen Camilla wears Queen Mary’s Crown, Her Majesty’s Robe of Estate and Coronation dress.

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The King’s robe is made of purple silk velvet with gold embroidery; robemakers Ede and Ravenscroft prepared the garment ahead of the Coronation. It was originally worn by King George VI, Charles’s grandfather, in 1937.

Her Majesty’s dress was designed by Bruce Oldfield, while the robe was by Ede and Ravenscroft. The Royal School of Needlework embroidered the gown.

The card released by Their Majesties will be sent to their personal friends and family, not to the public who sends Christmas greetings; a different Christmas card will be sent to the general public.

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Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. She's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites including Global News Canada, ABC News Australia, WION India and BBC World News.