On Saturday 6th May 2023, His Majesty, King Charles III’s coronation will take place at Westminster Abbey in London — an occasion that has not occurred for nearly seventy years in the United Kingdom.
Though a great cloud of sadness and loss permeated the world at the loss of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, we now look towards King Charles III and the coronation with our hope for the future close at hand.
So, to celebrate this historic occasion, we are excited to introduce to you the King Charles III Coronation collection.
Inspired by the coronation and the current monarch, the King Charles Coronation collection features an intricate antique green design, evoking British tones. Within it are hidden details unique to the accomplishments and endeavours of King Charles III throughout his life — take a look and see if you can find them all!
Hidden within the design are:
- The eagle, swords, and anchor from the British Armed Forces. On 8 March 1971, the King flew himself to the Royal Airforce (RAF) Cranwell in Lincolnshire to train as a jet pilot. In September 1971, after the passing out parade at Cranwell, he embarked on a naval career, following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather.
- A parachute, as a nod to his appointment to colonel-in-chief of the parachute regiment in 1977. Upon being appointed colonel-in-chief, King Charles III took part in and completed the Parachute Training Course in 1978.
- A member of the King’s Guard, which guard the official royal residences.
- Pens and paintbrushes, to represent King Charles III’s commitment to the arts and the Prince’s Trust. Using his Navy severance pay, King Charles III created the Prince’s Trust to fund community initiatives to improve the lives of disadvantaged youths. In September 2020, the Trust announced that they’d helped one million young people to date.
- Bees, a dragonfly, and a butterfly, to represent His Majesty’s support for causes relating to the environment. He’s had a long history of campaigning for better conservation and other environmentally friendly practices and even gave the opening speech at COP26 Climate Summit in 2021, urging world leaders to further their efforts against global warming.
- Oak leaves and branches, which hold several meanings. The oak leaf, which frames the design, is also a symbol of strength, stability, and endurance. The King often carries out tree-planting ceremonies during engagements and after planting each tree, he has a ritual of giving a branch a friendly shake to wish it well. King Charles III has also supported a BBC Countryfile campaign to plant 750,000 trees in an effort to tackle climate change.
- Ivy, trailing throughout the delicate design, is a symbol of foreverness, eternity, faith, commitment, and loyalty.
- The Tudor Rose, Scottish Thistle, Irish Shamrock, and Welsh Leek, which are also featured in our Queen’s Platinum Jubilee collection, pay tribute to his mother, the late Queen Elizabeth II and complete the design.
Tying all the details of the design together are the Imperial State Crown, King Charles III’s name, his royal cypher, and the date of the upcoming coronation, making for a memorable addition to your collection.
This collection marks a moment in history that has not been witnessed in sixty-nine years! Celebrate alongside us at Victoria Eggs and discover the history of His Majesty, King Charles III through our collection.
Sign up to receive news about the King Charles III Coronation collection first and to get access to exclusive pre-sales.
You may also be interested in our Queen's Commemorative Collection and our Best-Selling Limited Edition Platinum Jubilee Collection.