The members of the gentlemen’s house they have been asked to dress casually for Coronation of King Charles next month and forgo wearing the traditional extravagant crown headdress. photographs of the deceased Queen Elizabeth II’The 1953 coronation shows row upon row of realm peers wearing the crown-like adornment.
But with King Charles III Determined to streamline his own coronation on May 6, guests have reportedly been asked to dispense with the usual pomp and finery.
The Telegraph report members of the gentlemen’s house they traditionally wear a coronation robe “made of scarlet velvet with a white fur collar” and a “crown indicating their rank in the British nobility”.
However, it is understood that new rules have been issued for guests at the ceremony that state guests may “wear their usual parliamentary ermine, which is worn at the state opening of Parliament each year, or standard business dress”.
Ceremonial dress for companions was first introduced over 500 years ago. Coronation robes were later standardized and passed down through the generations.
According to The Telegraph, crowns were also historically worn on such occasions and the items varied depending on the rank of the companion.
The lowest-ranking baron would “wear a sash decorated with six silver balls,” while the highest-ranking duke would have one “decorated with eight strawberry leaves.”
Although they closely resemble a crown, crowns differ from their more regal counterparts in that they are generally not adorned with bows. They are also smaller and lighter.
The word crown derives from the Old French coronet, which in turn derives from Latin and Ancient Greek for a word meaning garland or crown.
expected Coronation of King Charles It will last around an hour and the Monarch has expressed a desire to tone down some of the extravagance of the service which will aim to reflect the diversity of modern Britain.
The coronation weekend begins on the morning of Saturday, May 6, with the investiture of King Charles III and Camilla, queen consort at Westminster Abbey. On Sunday, May 7, a concert will take place in the premises of the windsor castle. On Monday, May 8, the public is invited to volunteer during The Big Help Out.