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About the Emblem

The emblem pays tribute to The King’s love of the natural world, unifying the flora of the four nations of the United Kingdom; the rose of England, the thistle of Scotland, the daffodil of Wales and the shamrock of Northern Ireland. Together, the flowers create the shape of St Edward’s Crown, with which His Majesty The King will be crowned during the Coronation Service at Westminster Abbey on Saturday, 6th May. The emblem has been designed using the red, white and blue of the union flag. 

The emblem will feature throughout the historic celebrations in May, including the Coronation Service at Westminster Abbey and the Coronation Concert at Windsor Castle, as well as national events, street parties and community gatherings. The emblem will also be used for all official merchandise commemorating the Coronation of The King and The Queen Consort, and across digital and social media.

 About the designer

The official emblem of the Coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort has been unveiled by Buckingham Palace. Created by the internationally revered designer Sir Jony Ive KBE and his creative collective, LoveFrom, the emblem symbolises and celebrates the historic beginning of the new Reign.

Speaking about the design of the Coronation emblem, Sir Jony Ive said: “It is such an honour to be able to contribute to this remarkable national occasion, and our team is so very proud of this work. The design was inspired by King Charles’ love of the planet, nature, and his deep concern for the natural world.

“The emblem speaks to the happy optimism of spring and celebrates the beginning of this new Carolean era for the United Kingdom. The gentle modesty of these natural forms combine to define an emblem that acknowledges both the joyful and profound importance of this occasion.”

 Sir Jony Ive KBE is a British designer. Formerly the Chief Design Officer at Apple, he holds more than 14,000 patents worldwide, uniquely spanning user interface and hardware design. Sir Jony was appointed a Royal Designer for Industry in 2003 and an honorary fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2006. He was awarded the RSA’s Benjamin Franklin Medal in 2004 and the Professor Stephen Hawking Fellowship by the Cambridge Union Society in 2018. He holds honorary doctorates from Oxford and Cambridge Universities, and the Royal College of Art, where he currently serves as chancellor. 

 LoveFrom is a creative collective of designers, architects, musicians, filmmakers, writers, engineers and artists. The collective was founded by Sir Jony in 2019 and has studios in London and San Francisco. Sir Jony and the LoveFrom team designed the Seal of the Terra Carta, an initiative established by the then Prince of Wales which recognises private sector companies that are leading the way in creating sustainable markets. 



Further details of the Coronation of King Charles III have been announced by Buckingham Palace.
The Coronation of King Charles III and The Queen Consort will take place on the morning of Saturday 6 May 2023.
The ceremony will take place at Westminster Abbey, London, and will be conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury.
The Coronation will reflect the monarch’s role today and look towards the future, while being rooted in longstanding traditions and pageantry.
After the ceremony there will be a Coronation Procession to Buckingham Palace where the The King and The Queen Consort, accompanied by members of the Royal Family, will appear on the balcony.
Sunday 7 May 2023 will see a concert at Windsor Castle that will bring global music icons and contemporary stars together in celebration of the historic occasion. The Coronation Choir will perform and iconic locations across the nation will be lit up using projections, drone displays and lasers. A ballot will be held by the BBC for several thousand members of the public to attend.
It will also be a day for the Coronation Big Lunch with street parties and other community led events. Free downloadable resources will be made available online by the Big Lunch team at, to help people and communities start their Coronation Big Lunch planning.
Bank Holiday Monday 8 May will feature the Big Help Out which aims to use volunteering to bring communities together and create a lasting volunteering legacy from the Coronation Weekend.
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 The Prime Minister has decided to proclaim an additional bank holiday to mark the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III next year.
The bank holiday will fall on Monday 8 May, following the Coronation on Saturday 6 May.
In line with the bank holiday to mark Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Coronation in 1953, this will be an opportunity for families and communities across the country to come together to celebrate.
The bank holiday will take place across the United Kingdom.
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said:
“The Coronation of a new monarch is a unique moment for our country. In recognition of this historic occasion, I am pleased to announce an additional bank holiday for the whole United Kingdom next year.”
“I look forward to seeing people come together to celebrate and pay tribute to King Charles III by taking part in local and national events across the country in his honour.”
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Oliver Dowden said:
“The Coronation combines the sacred and the solemn but it is also celebratory. This bank holiday will once again give people across the United Kingdom the opportunity to come together as families and communities to welcome His Majesty to the throne as we mark this important day in our nation’s long history.”

 Prime Minister’s Office 6 November 2022


BUCKINGHAM PALACE is pleased to announce that the Coronation of His Majesty the King will take place on Saturday, 6 May 2023. The Coronation Ceremony will be held at Westminster Abbey, London, and will be conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury.
The Ceremony will see His Majesty King Charles III crowned alongside The Queen Consort. The Coronation will reflect the monarch’s role today and will look towards the future, while being rooted in longstanding traditions and pageantry.
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The nation was deeply saddened by the death of HM Queen Elizabeth II on 8 September, and communities around the country came together to pay their respects. At the same time a new era began with the proclamation as King of Charles III, the former Prince of Wales. On pages 18–21 we have a round-up of how local authorities marked these defining moments in the country’s history.
In late September the new cypher of King Charles was revealed, providing a visual identity for his reign, with the image to be used by government departments, on state documents and, over time, on post boxes. It was chosen personally by the King, from a range of designs produced by the College of Arms.
The monogram combines his initial “C” and “R” for Rex (Latin for “king”), plus III to designate his regnal number. The cypher replaces the E II R of his late mother, Queen Elizabeth II. There is a separate version for Scotland, which features the Scottish Crown.

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As well as the new royal cypher, the reign of KING CHARLES III will be marked by other changes. According to the Bank of England, banknotes bearing a portrait of King Charles are expected to go into circulation by mid-2024. The planned image will be revealed before the end of this year.
The Royal Mint is producing a new set of coins, with a 50p piece ready to enter circulation. Following tradition, the profile of the new monarch will face in the opposite direction to that of their predecessor. Existing banknotes and coins will remain valid.
The Royal Mail will release new stamps featuring King Charles once current stocks are exhausted. Meanwhile, a set of four memorial stamps showing portraits of Queen Elizabeth will be released on 10 November, from different stages of her reign.
Existing post boxes will keep their royal cyphers, but new ones will feature Charles’s cypher, which is already being used to frank letters from royal households. Around 70,000 post boxes, 60 per cent of the total, date from the reign of Queen Elizabeth. Other boxes are still in use from the reigns of Queen Victoria, Edward VII, George V and George VI, and around 170 survive from the short reign of Edward VIII.

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