With King Charles III coronation in May, there was a special collection of cards that I designed for the occasion. The red, blue, and white colours throughout the cards were not only representative of the coronation, but also of the United Kingdom.
If you were at the events, you would have known that there was a lot of rain, but my amazing customers still came.
As we continue throughout this blog, I will share interesting facts regarding the procession of the coronation.
The first week included both calls and concerns. The first four days were calls to prayer, service, dedication, and constancy. The fifth through seventh day reminded the King and country of the importance of promoting religious freedom, charitable work, and the environment. They prayed that people would be inspired by the King's charitable work to use their gifts and resources for the betterment of others, as well as emphasised the role of the youth in continuing to take care of the environment.
The second week of events for the coronation was focused on the King’s role. Beyond being a servant to God and his country, the King is the Head of State of the United Kingdom, appoints the Prime Minister, and summons Parliament. Additionally, the King stands as the Supreme Governor of the Church of England.
Especially like his late mother Queen Elizabeth II, he is an important symbol of British sovereignty internationally.
Did you know that King Charles III is the Head of the Commonwealth?
This is a group of 56 countries, many of which used to be a part of the British Empire, but the countries make up 30 percent of the world's population.
On the twelfth day, the King prayed at Westminster Abbey in hopes that his life will continue to reflect the values of God’s kingdom.
Do you know why this occurs at Westminster Abbey?
It is because King Edward the Confessor was revered as a saintly king, and he founded that church. The next day, King Charles III prayed for the Holy Spirit. The second week concluded with anointing with oil.
Do you know where the oil comes from?
It is from the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. This idea of anointing with oil originates from the Old Testament.
Finally, the coronation shifted into some of the most known aspects. This included the symbolic items involved in the coronation like thee ring, sceptre, rod, orb, and crown. On the sixteenth day, the King was crowned.
Did you know that the use of a crown for rulers can be dated back to the time of Emperor Constantine and had been a symbol of royalty since Hebrew Scripture?
Then, on the seventeenth day, Camilla was crowned as Queen Consort and will extend the work of the Royal Family by working with charities and other bodies.