King Charles Unveils Intricately Designed Coronation Invitation

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On Tuesday, Buckingham Palace disclosed the intricate coronation invitation that will be distributed to 2,000 guests for the much-awaited ceremony at Westminster Abbey on May 6.

According to PEOPLE, the colorful invitation card was designed by Andrew Jamieson, a renowned heraldic artist and manuscript illuminator, and features a hand-painted watercolor and gouache illustration with a floral border.

This stunning invitation is set to be printed on recycled card, possibly in recognition of the King's strong interest in sustainability.

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The letter included in the invite, entitled "The Coronation of Their Majesties King Charles III and Queen Camilla," was issued by command of the King, directing the Earl Marshal to invite the intended recipient to be present at the Abbey Church of Westminster on May 6, 2023.

The invitation's intricate design features two birds perched on the letter C, flanked by the coats of arms of Charles and Camilla. The crest of the Queen Consort has been updated to reflect her appointment as a Royal Lady of the Order of the Garter last summer, according to courtiers.

The floral border on the invitation card is carefully crafted to represent a British wildflower meadow, featuring lily of the valley, cornflowers, wild strawberries, dog roses, and bluebells, along with a sprig of rosemary for remembrance.

The flowers are grouped in threes to signify Charles's status as the third King of his name. The floral pattern is complemented with the incorporation of a butterfly and a bee, as well as small illustrations of a lion, unicorn, and boar from the royal couple's coats of arms.

The flowers beautifully merge into an illustration of the Green Man, an ancient figure from British folklore that symbolizes spring and rebirth, in honor of the new reign, according to the palace.

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