Buckingham Palace release official portrait for the King’s coronation

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    Buckingham Palace have released an official portrait for the King’s Coronation, alongside the official invitation for the ceremony

    With the king’s coronation just over a month away and the countdown to the officially underway, we have all been patiently waiting for news and updates regarding the historic ceremony, from the palace.

    Yesterday, Buckingham Palace released an official portrait of Their Majesties the King and Queen Consort, to mark their coronation in Westminster Abbey on 6 May 2o23.

    The new photograph, which shows the King and Queen Consort standing together, was taken last month in the Blue Drawing Room at Buckingham Palace.

    The palace have also released a photo of the official invitation for the ceremony on 6 May 2023 – pictured below.

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    Credit: Buckingham Palace/PA

    The invitation was designed by heraldic artist Andrew Jamieson and features the motif of the Green Man, an ancient figure from British folklore who symbolises spring and rebirth, in celebration of the start of King Charles’s reign.

    King Charles and Queen Camilla’s coats of arms, the emblematic flowers of the UK, and a British wildflower meadow and British wildlife, are all included on the design. The invitation was handpainted with watercolour and gouache and will be reproduced and printed on recycled card, with gold foil detailing for the 2,000 guests that have been invited – we’ll just have to wait until 6 May to see who received one in the post!

    Find out more about the coronation weekend, and coronation celebrations up and down the country, here. 

    You can also get your copy of BRITAIN Magazine’s special coronation keepsake magazine, here. 

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