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“What the Royals Wore at King Charles Coronation: A Shift from Traditional Robes to Vibrant Outfits”


The coronation of King Charles III took place in London’s Westminster Abbey, and many royals and guests wore colorful and unique outfits. The King wore a crimson velvet Robe of State, a crimson coronation tunic, and a cream silk overshirt with royal naval trousers. He then changed into ceremonial regalia worn by his predecessors and was crowned with the historic St Edward’s Crown. Queen Camilla arrived in the Robe of State originally made for the late Queen Elizabeth in 1953 over an ivory gown embellished with silver and gold floral embroidery.

The Prince and Princess of Wales wore formal robes and mantels over their outfits, with the heir to the throne in ceremonial dress uniform and his wife wearing a headpiece made of silver and crystal leaves. Both she and her daughter Charlotte wore ivory silk crepe frocks adorned with embroidered rose, thistle, daffodil, and shamrock motifs. Charles’ siblings also wore traditional robes, while his nieces wore dresses or coats in fuchsia, blue, and floral prints. Prince Harry wore morning dress.

Among the celebrity guests were Emma Thompson in a red coat adorned with rose designs and Katy Perry, who will perform at the coronation concert in Windsor on Sunday, dressed in a fitted lilac short-sleeved skirt suit with matching opera gloves and statement hat. Other guests included veteran actresses Maggie Smith and Judi Dench and singers Nick Cave and Lionel Ritchie. Traditional outfits from across the Commonwealth were also present.

Block colored outfits were also popular, with U.S and French first ladies Jill Biden and Brigitte Macron dressed in powder blue and pale pink respectively while Ukraine’s first lady Olena Zelenska chose a matching sage dress and coat. Colorful statement hats and fascinators were worn throughout the Abbey.



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