How King Charles and Queen Camilla Honored Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip During the Coronation
coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip's memory were felt throughout, with several nods made to both late royals. When it came to Elizabeth, who died in September, there were several nods made by her son and his second wife, largely in the outfits they wore during Saturday's ceremony at Westminster Abbey in London, England. When it came to the king, his Stole Royal was inspired by one worn by his mother during her coronation in 1953 and featured a series of roundels that included the four emblems of the United Kingdom. Camilla's outfit featured several more notable nods to Elizabeth, with the new queen wearing her late mother-in-law's historic «coronation necklace.» First commissioned by Queen Victoria in 1853, it was also worn by Elizabeth during her crowning ceremony in 1953. Additionally, Camilla's «Robe of State,» which was worn upon her arrival at Westminster Abbey, was originally made for Elizabeth in 1953. Her «Robe of Estate,» meanwhile, was embroidered with 24 plants, including the Lily of the Valley, which was the late queen's favorite flower. During the ceremony, Camilla was crowned with Queen Mary's Crown, which was made for the 1911 coronation of Queen Mary, the consort of King George V.