King Charles III’s Coronation: everything we know so far…

Buckingham Palace has announced that the coronation of King Charles III will take place on Saturday 6th May, 2023 at Westminster Abbey.

The Archbishop of Canterbury will preside over the anointing in a service that Buckingham Palace have said will be a mix of ancient and modern traditions to “reflect the monarch’s role today and look towards the future”.

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King Charles III acceded the throne following the passing of Queen Elizabeth II in September 2022.
Image: Dan Marsh/CC-BY-SA-2.0 

King Charles will be 74 at the time of his coronation – making him the eldest new monarch to be crowned.

Camilla, the Queen Consort, will also be crowned as part of the service in a shorter ceremony. She will become the thirtieth consort to be crowned since the Norman Conquest.

What will happen at the Coronation of King Charles III?

This will mark the first coronation in the United Kingdom for nearly 70 years. A young Prince Charles attended the coronation of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, on 2nd June 1953 and it is believed that the new monarch has made adaptations to the ceremony for his own coronation.

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Prince Charles attended Her Late Majesty’s Coronation at just age 4.
Image: Photos from Library and Archives Canada via Wikimedia Commons 

Lots of the pageantry and ritual is expected to be retained. Monarchs traditionally sit on a 14th century coronation chair and are officially crowned with St Edward’s solid gold crown.

There is likely to be a procession through London, featuring a Gold State Coach.

And it is expected that the celebration will come to an end with a Buckingham Palace balcony appearance.

How will the world celebrate King Charles’ Coronation?

The coronation will be televised and a potential worldwide television audience of hundreds of millions has been predicted.

It has been confirmed that there will be an extra UK bank holiday to mark the coronation. This is scheduled for Monday 8th May 2023, two days after the service.


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There’s no doubt that Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee is going to be the most collectable Royal theme for many years to come…

And today, a BRAND NEW range of Precious Metal 50p coins have been released to mark this once in a lifetime event.

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Why collectors need to know about the new Princess Diana statue

It’s hard to believe that almost 25 years ago the nation lost its People’s Princess. Diana, Princess of Wales, was famously known for her compassion and commitment to good causes. Many of her patronages included children’s and cancer charities, and her work advocating for mental health and HIV became world famous.

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TETBURY, UNITED KINGDOM – JULY 18: Princess Diana Resting Her Head In Her Hands Whilst Sitting On The Steps Of Her Home At Highgrove, Gloucestershire. (Photo by Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images)

Diana’s ability to touch the hearts of everyone is remembered by millions around the world. Today, Thursday 1st July 2021, on what would have been Princess Diana’s 60th Birthday a special statue is due to be unveiled.

And it’s causing quite the excitement in the collecting community…

Commissioned by both the Princes

In 2017, Princes William and Harry announced they were commissioning a statue for their late mother to ‘help all those who visit Kensington Palace to reflect on their mother’s life and legacy…and recognise their mother’s positive impact’ [1].

Both Princes have signed off and approved the design together.

Placed in Diana’s favourite spot

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The Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace (Photo by Efarestv via Wikimedia Commons under the Creative Commons license)

The statue will be unveiled in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace, which is said to have been Diana’s favourite spot. In fact, in 2017 for the 20th anniversary of her death, the garden was transformed into a beautiful tribute to her. Featuring displays of forget-me-nots, white lilies, white roses, tulips, and Cosmo daisies. The white and cream hues were a nod to Diana’s love for lighter shades.

And importantly for collectors

The statue itself has been designed by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS, who has a glittering history of commissioned work for The Royal Mint. Most notably are his portrait design of Queen Elizabeth II featured on all UK coins between 1998 and 2015, and the recent UK Prince Philip memorial coin. His work has also featured on many medals and commemorative coins, including the UK 2012 Diamond Jubilee £5 Coin, the 2002 Golden Jubilee Crown, and the Queen Mother Centenary Crown.

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The 1999 Diana Memorial Coin (coin obverse designed by Ian Rank-Broadley)

With such an established career, it’s safe to say that many collectors are excited to see the result of Rank-Broadley’s latest work for this special statue.

And as this year marks what would have been Diana’s 60th birthday, alongside the new statue unveiling multiple commemoratives have been issued to pay tribute to the People’s Princess. If you’d like to pay tribute to the late Princess, you can see the full range available by clicking here.

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The Diana, Princess of Wales Coin and Stamp Collection – includes the 1999 Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Coin alongside a set of five 1998 Royal Mail Diana, Princess of Wales stamps

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The Princess Diana 60th Birthday A4 Frame

References

[1] https://www.dw.com/en/princess-diana-statue-to-be-unveiled/a-58017359