Queen Camilla’s new coronation robes unveiled
The garment has a very special meaning for the wife of King Charles III. and will make its debut at the coronation ceremony in May.
Britain’s new Queen Camilla will wear a specially made gown after her coronation on May 6th. As announced on Sunday night, the garment, a kind of cape, is made of purple velvet, embroidered with gold thread and ornately decorated. It will be on display for the first time at the ceremony. Cost and length of the train are not known.
“For the first time, insects, including bees and a beetle, appear on the coronation robe, relating to the themes of nature and the environment and reflecting Their Majesties’ affection for nature,” the palace said. To Camilla’s husband King Charles III. To pay tribute, larkspur, one of his favorite flowers, is incorporated into the motif, and lilies of the valley are reminiscent of Camilla’s mother-in-law, Queen Elizabeth II. Also featured are the national symbols of England (rose), Scotland (thistle) and Ireland (shamrock), as well as other plants associated with them a meaning is assigned.
Traditionally, the royal couple will wear two different robes at the coronation: crimson state robes upon arrival at Westminster Abbey and crimson robes after the service. Charles uses the robes of his grandfather King George VI. from his coronation in 1937. Camilla will arrive wearing the slightly adapted state robe of Queen Elizabeth’s coronation in 1953, with a 18-foot train. After the service, Camilla will wear what is known as the “imperial robe” in the garment that has now been specially tailored for her.
Elizabeth’s “Imperial Robe” in 1953 had a train more than seven meters long, a border of ears of wheat and olive branches as symbols of abundance and peace, and was trimmed with ermine.