Daily Record: May 6th, 2023


Buckingham Palace

The Coronation of The King and Queen took place in Westminster Abbey today.

Their Majesties left Buckingham Palace at 10.20 o’clock this morning and proceeded in State to the Abbey, escorted by a Sovereign’s Escort of the Household Cavalry, with Standard, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Armitage (The Life Guards).

The Archbishop of Canterbury conducted the Service.

The Prince and Princess of Wales with Prince George of Wales, Princess Charlotte of Wales and Prince Louis of Wales, The Duke of Sussex, The Duke of York, Princess Beatrice, Mrs Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and Mr Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, Princess Eugenie, Mrs Jack Brooksbank and Mr Jack Brooksbank, The Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh with the Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor and Earl of Wessex, The Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, Mr Peter Phillips, Mr and Mrs Michael Tindall, The Earl of Snowdon, Viscount Linley and The Lady Margarita Armstrong-Jones, Mr Daniel and The Lady Sarah Chatto and Mr Samuel Chatto, The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, Earl of Ulster, The Lady Davina Lewis, The Lady Rose Gilman, The Duke of Kent, Earl of St Andrews, The Lord Nicholas Windsor, The Lady Helen Taylor, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, The Lord Frederick Windsor, The Lady Gabriella Kingston, Princess Alexandra, the Hon Lady Ogilvy, Mr James Ogilvy and Miss Marina Ogilvy were present.

His Majesty’s Body Guard of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms, The King’s Body Guard of the Yeomen of the Guard, The King’s Body Guard for Scotland (the Royal Company of Archers) and The King’s Bargemaster and Watermen were on duty.

The King and Queen returned to the Palace at 1.08 o’clock.

Combined Guards of Honour of the three Services were mounted outside the Forecourt of Buckingham Palace.

Their Majesties this afternoon, from Buckingham Palace, witnessed a fly-past by aircraft of the Royal Air Force.

Members of Foreign Royal Families, Heads of State and Representatives from the Commonwealth were received and welcomed to the United Kingdom today on behalf of The King.

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