Buckingham Palace has revealed the official invitation for the Coronation on Tuesday, 4 April 2023.

The Official Invitation for the Coronation. Photo: The Royal Family

The invitation will be sent to over 2,000 guests in Westminster Abbey, including various heads of state, such as Australian Governor-General David Hurley and Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese, and monarchs from across Europe, the Middle East and Asia, as well as other royal relatives, family and friends.

Prince Albert of Monaco has already confirmed he will be attending the coronation.

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark is hoping to attend following back surgery in February.

British MPs and peers and representatives from King Charles’s patronages will also be among the guests.

Inspired By Chivalric Themes

Heraldic artist and manuscript illuminator Andrew Jamieson designed the invitation inspired by chivalric themes from Arthurian legend.

The original artwork was hand-painted in watercolour and gouache.

The design will be reproduced and printed on recycled card, with gold foil detailing.

The Coats of Arms of King Charles and Queen Camilla feature at the top right and left corners, both encircled by the Garter.

Queen Camilla became a Royal Lady of the Garter on Garter Day, 14 June 2022 at Windsor Castle.

An ancient figure from British folklore, the Green Man, who symbolises spring and rebirth, appears in the centre of the design at the bottom.

The Green Man wears a crown of natural foliage, formed from oak leaves, ivy and hawthorn and the national flowers of the United Kingdom – the rose of England, the thistle of Scotland, the daffodil of Wales and the shamrock of Northern Ireland.

A British wildflower meadow borders the invitation with lily of the valley, cornflowers, wild strawberries, dog roses, bluebells and a spring of rosemary for remembrance – with flowers appearing in groupings of three to signify The King became the third monarch of his name.

Wildlife includes a bee, butterfly, a wren and a robin with a lion, unicorn and boar also seen among all the flowers.


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