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Coronation Collection

Coronations have remained much the same for more than 1,000 years. The British ceremony is the only remaining event of its type in Europe and is not simply a physical act of placing the St. Edwards Crown on His Majesty King Charles III, but it is also a symbolic religious ceremony, formalising the monarch's role as the head of the Church of England. With this mind, the Moorcroft Coronation Collection holds a design, aptly named, Coronation, featuring the Gothic arches of Westminster Abbey in London, where the Coronation will take place on Saturday 6th May. The Abbey has been Britain’s coronation church since 1066 and King Charles III will be the 40th reigning monarch to be crowned King, alongside Camilla, the Queen Consort.

The most sacred part of the coronation ceremony, the anointing of the King with oil, takes place before the investiture and crowning. Traditionally, the Archbishop pours holy oil from an ampulla, into a spoon, and anoints the sovereign on the hands, chest and head. The gesture dates back to the Old Testament Book of Kings and the anointing of Solomon as King. So Moorcroft have flowers from the ancient recipe itself – where olive oil is fused with a mix of essential oils, benzoin, cinnamon, jasmine, neroil, rose, sesame, with orange blossom, to create a floral celebration, named Ampulla. In truth, it is said that the heart of a King is found in the garden, a place for reflection and solace, far from the madding crowd and Palace duties. Consequently, Moorcroft opens the new Carolean Age with towering delphinium blooms from Highgrove Gardens itself, in Queen of the Border and Garden of Kings.

Queen of the Border - Vase Queen of the Border - Vase

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Queen of the Border

Ampulla - Vase Ampulla - Vase

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Coronation Emblems - Mug Coronation Emblems - Mug

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Coronation Emblems

Queens Choice Coronation  - Mug Queens Choice Coronation  - Mug

Limited Edition

Queens Choice Coronation