During the Coronation service that took place at Westminster Abbey today, many members of the Royal Family and key players in the service wore intricate outfits including gowns and grand velvet cloaks.
These outfits signify their membership of historic orders of chivalry.
The ceremony was a Collar Day meaning the Windsors could wear morning dress with mantles appropriate to the most Senior Order to which they belonged – the Order of the Garter, Thistle or Royal Victorian Order.
Ensembles worn by the royals in Westminster Abbey
King Charles III
The King arrived wearing his grandfather George VI’s crimson Robe of State with a new crimson Coronation Tunic trimmed with gold artillery lace, cream silk overshirt and Royal Naval trousers.
His deep red Coronation Tunic, made by Ede and Ravenscroft, and overshirt, with collars and cuffs featuring embroidered oak leaves and acorns, was inspired by designs worn by George V and George VI.
At the end of the ceremony, the newly crowned monarch swapped into a newly-made purple satin Coronation Tunic, trimmed with gold artillery lace, and George VI’s grand purple silk velvet and gold embroidered Robe of Estate.
The King was seen wearing his Garter Star and Garter Collar decorations.
The Queen wore a coronation gown designed by Bruce Oldfield.
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