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Charles will wear Edward VI’s coronation robe for the coronation ceremony

The King and Queen Consort's coronation robes were prepared by robe makers Ede & Ravenscroft and the Royal School of Needlework (Image: The Royal Family/Instagram)

The King and Queen Consort’s coronation robes were prepared by robe makers Ede & Ravenscroft and the Royal School of Needlework (Image: The Royal Family/Instagram)

Buckingham Palace has shared details of the coronation dresses Camilla will wear when she is crowned Queen Consort.

Buckingham Palace has released details of the coronation robes King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla will wear at their coronation ceremony on May 6.

A report from Independent said the King and Queen of the United Kingdom will each wear two robes – the Crimson State Robes when they arrive for the ceremony and the Purple State Robes when they depart at the end of the ceremony.

The report also pointed out that these robes are steeped in tradition, pointing out that the state and estate robes Charles will wear are nearly 90 years old and belonged to his grandfather and were last worn in 1937 when of the coronation of George VI.

The dress Camilla will wear is the Crimson State Dress, which was made for the coronation of Elizabeth II in 1953, and has been preserved with adjustments.

The new purple velvet succession dress has been hand-embroidered by the Royal School of Needlework. It features intricate embroidery of gold threads, bees, a beetle and a variety of flowers, paying homage to nature and the environment, themes the King and Queen Consort are known for. enjoy.

The delphinium flower was embroidered in honor of the King. The delphinium is also Camilla’s birth month flower. It also contains lily of the valley in remembrance of Elizabeth II’s favorite flower. The robe also features national emblems such as the rose, thistle, and shamrock, as well as the myrtle, alchemilla mollis, maidenhair fern, and cornflowers, symbolizing hope, love, comfort, purity, respectively. and tenderness.

The dress was designed in purple velvet to match the king’s robe. Photos of the dress were posted on the royal family’s official Instagram account.

The full set is expected to be unveiled on the big day. Buckingham Palace did not reveal how much the dress would cost or how long it would last.

Elizabeth II’s purple succession robe was over seven meters long and was decorated with a border of wheat ears and olive branches, symbolizing peace and plenty, and trimmed with ermine.

Conservation work on the King’s State Dress saw the Royal School of Needlework work on crimson velvet and dress makers Ede & Ravenscroft work on lining and gold lace.

Ede & Ravenscroft has a dressmaking and tailoring heritage that spans over 330 years, having made garments for every British coronation since King William and Queen Mary in 1689.

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