Camilla, the queen consort, is now called “Queen Camilla” for the first time on the official invitations to her and her husband, King Charles III’s, coronation ceremony, which will take place on May 6 at Westminster Abbey in London.
Buckingham Palace shared a photo of this hand-painted design on their official website on Tuesday, as well as a new official photo of the royal couple.
This colorful card was created by the heraldic artist and manuscript illuminator, Andrew Jamieson, and contains a bright floral border and fine design details that reflect the king’s personality.
Thus Buckingham-paleis symbolism includes the motif of the “Green Man”, an ancient figure from British folk tales who represents spring, and with it the new reign of a new monarch’s rule.
Several flowers known to the United Kingdom are also grouped in threes, a reference to the fact that Charles is the third British monarch with this name.
Two gold, intertwined letter Cs, as well as a lion, a one-horned horse and a wild boar, taken from the arms of the monarch and Camilla’s father, Major Bruce Shand, can be seen among these flowers.
According to the palace, Jamieson’s design was also printed on recycled paper, which is likely symbolic of the king’s interest and focus on environmental friendliness, and sent out to around 2,000 guests worldwide.
Among these famous guests are US President Joe Biden, the royal family of Monaco, as well as the king’s son, Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle.
Rhewal it reported earlier that the couple have not yet confirmed whether they will join other members of the royal family for this historic event on May 6.
Die BBC reports that both the king’s and the queen consort’s grandchildren will play special roles during the coronation ceremony.
AFP further reports that postage stamps with the image of King Charles III are officially on sale from the British postal service company, the Royal Mail, since Tuesday.
The monarch’s postage stamp portrait is an adapted version of one created by British sculptor Martin Jennings for the new British coins and will now appear on all Royal Mail postage stamps.
Retailers will continue to sell up existing stamps featuring the late Queen Elizabeth II and will be supplied with the new version when stocks run out, AFP said.
Sources: BBC, AFP, Buckingham Palace.
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