Buckingham Palace Releases First Official Coronation Portrait Of King Charles III

London: Following King Charles III’s lavish coronation, she posed for the official coronation portraits at Buckingham Palace and the pictures are out now. Photographer Hugo Bernand got behind the camera for the historic photos. Buckingham Palace released the first official portrait of King Charles on Monday. For the solo shot, King Charles was wearing the Imperial State Crown and Robe of Estate, which is made of purple silk velvet embroidered in gold and was worn by King George VI in 1937, according to the official ‘The Royal Family’ website . For the portrait, he sat on a throne chair.

The coronation of King Charles III and his wife, Queen Camilla, took place on 6 May at Westminster Abbey in London. During a special king’s procession, the royal kings traveled in old carriages.

King Charles III’s accession to the throne has broken typical royal tradition as he arrived in modern attire for the ceremony. According to Page 6 magazine, the king decided to skip the usual coronation attire which consisted of silk stockings and breeches. Furthermore, the king was earlier suspected of wearing his military uniform which did not happen.

Charles wore a modern vintage robe of state, a crimson coronation tunic and a cream silk over shirt with royal navy trousers when he was crowned as the 40th royal monarch.

Meanwhile, the newly crowned Queen Camilla wore an ivory gown by Bruce Oldfield featuring silver and gold embroidery depicting the United Kingdom’s national flowers. She accessorised her outfit with the iconic Coronation Necklace, which features a jaw-dropping 22.48-carat pendant known as the Lahore Diamond.

The Queen was crowned with the same hat Queen Mary used in 1911, though she added jewels from Queen Elizabeth’s collection to honor her late mother-in-law. She also paid tribute to her husband’s mother by wearing the same dress Elizabeth wore for her coronation 70 years ago, according to Page Six.

A pair of Jack Russell terriers named Beth and Bluebell were adopted by King Charles III and Camilla from Battersea Dogs and Cats Home in February 2017. After the king’s coronation, Queen Camilla received her coronation, although in a slightly different form.

After the service, the King and selected members of the Royal Family made customary appearances on the balcony of Buckingham Palace. Due to bad weather in London, the flypast of military aircraft was cut short. (ANI)