A Monarch in the Making: From Accession to Coronation (Hardcover)

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A detailed, accessible account of the ancient traditions and symbolism surrounding the accession and coronation of a new British monarch.
His Majesty King Charles III succeeded to the throne on 8 September 2022, immediately after the death of Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-serving monarch. For most of us, this historic change of reign was the first in living history. But what really happens when one monarch succeeds another?
This official publication charts an extraordinary period of transition: from the proclamations across the United Kingdom, The King’s first address to the nation and Their Majesties’ early engagements during a period of national mourning, to the Vigil of the Princes and the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. Explore how the new reign was marked with changes to coins, banknotes, ciphers, and stamps, the first State Visits at home and abroad, as well as the continuation of long-held fixtures in the royal calendar, including the much-loved Christmas broadcast. Discover unique insights into the behind-the-scenes preparations for the Coronation and spectacular photography from the day itself, as well as the stories and symbolism behind the regalia used during the ceremony. As the monarchy embarks on a new era, learn more about the new King and Queen, their individual areas of interest as sovereign and consort, and their shared passion for sustainability, inclusivity, and public service.

About the Author

A department of the Royal Household, the Royal Collection Trust is responsible for the care of more than one million works of art in the Royal Collection and manages the public opening of Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Royal Mews, and The Queen’s Galleries in London and Edinburgh.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781909741881
ISBN-10: 1909741884
Publisher: Royal Collection Trust
Publication Date: September 11th, 2023
Pages: 120
Language: English

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