June 5, 2023
British King Charles III

British King Charles III

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King Charles III of Great Britain and his wife Queen Consort Camilla at the coronation ceremony, which will be held on May 6 at Westminster Abbey, will sit on special chairs, which were first used at the coronation of Elizabeth II in 1953. This was stated by the press service of Buckingham Palace.

These chairs have been exhibited for many years in the throne room of Buckingham Palace. They are made of beech with gilding. They were made by the London company White, Allom and Company. The armchairs were restored for the coronation, their frames were strengthened and the upholstery was renewed; it will be decorated with embroidered royal ciphers. The king and his wife will sit on them for the first part of the solemn liturgy, clarifies TASS.

During the enthronement and kneeling procedure, Charles III and Camilla will sit in the throne chairs that were created for the coronation of King George VI of Great Britain in 1937. They were also updated before the ceremony: sheathed in new crimson velvet. Buckingham Palace explained that “in the interests of sustainable development” the king chose chairs made for previous coronations. It is also known that Charles III will be anointed according to tradition in the oak chair of King Edward.

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