King Charles coronation: Buckingham Palace release full list of guests taking part in ceremonial roles
The coronation is upon us - here is a full list of guests taking part in ceremonial roles for the coronation of King Charles.
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While members of the royal family will have important ceremonial roles in the coronation of King Charles, the list of guests with parts to play extends to over 50 people. Members of the armed forces, former TV presenter Floella Benjamin and a former MI5 chief will all have ceremonial roles on coronation day.
More than 50 people, including representatives from orders of chivalry, the military and wider public life, have been chosen to take part in the historic proceedings, and were selected to represent the nation due to their significant service, according to Buckingham Palace.
Although the Palace is yet to confirm the exact roles for each member of the royal family during the Coronation, they are expected to play a big part. Prince William is expected to "swear his fealty" to King Charles while Princess Anne is expected to be “gold stick-in-waiting.”
Here is a full list of guests with roles and the task they will be performing at the Coronation of King Charles and Queen Camilla on Saturday
Processions into Westminster Abbey:
Faith leaders and faith representatives
Representatives from the King’s Realms – flags of each realm will be carried by national representatives accompanied by the governors general and prime ministers. The King is monarch of the UK and 14 overseas realms.
Cadet Warrant Officer Elliott Tyson-Lee, of the Royal Air Force Air Cadets – bearing the flag of the United Kingdom, ahead of Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and his wife Akshata Murty.
Procession of The King and The Queen:
The Marquess of Anglesey, the Duke of Westminster, the Earl of Caledon and the Earl of Dundee will lead the procession and carry the Standards of the Quarterings of the Royal Arms and Standard of the Principality of Wales.
Francis Dymoke – carrying the Royal Standard instead of being the King’s Champion at a coronation banquet on horseback like his ancestors.
Admiral Sir Tony Radakin, Chief of the Defence Staff – acting as Lord High Constable of England, an office held for the day only.
Earl Marshal - the Duke of Norfolk.
Earl of Erroll – as Lord High Constable of Scotland.
Earl of Crawford and Balcarres – as Deputy to the Great Steward of Scotland, the Prince of Wales.
Procession to the altar carrying the Queen Consort’s regalia:
Barrister Baroness (Helena) Kennedy of The Shaws – carrying The Queen Consort’s Rod with Dove
General Sir Patrick Sanders – carrying The Queen Consort’s Sceptre with Cross
Duke of Wellington – carrying Queen Mary’s Crown
Rt Reverend and Rt Hon the Lord Chartres – carrying The Queen Consort’s Ring
Procession to the altar carrying the King’s regalia:
General Sir Gordon Messenger, the Governor of HM Tower of London – carrying St Edward’s Crown as Lord High Steward of England
Former MI5 chief Baroness Elizabeth Manningham-Buller – carrying St Edward’s Staff
The Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry – carrying the Sovereign’s Sceptre with Cross
Former children’s TV presenter, now author and peer, Baroness Floella Benjamin – carrying the Sovereign’s Sceptre with Dove
Dame Elizabeth Anionwu – carrying the Orb
The Keeper of the Jewel House, Brigadier Andrew Jackson – carrying The Sovereign’s Ring
Petty Officer Amy Taylor – carrying the Sword of Offering and representing servicemen and women as a Royal Navy Petty Officer, a tribute to the King’s military career
Lord Hastings and The Earl of Loudoun – carrying the Spurs
Lord President of the Council, Penny Mordaunt – carrying the Sword of State
Air Chief Marshal the Lord Peach – carrying the Sword of Mercy (The Curtana)
General the Lord Richards of Herstmonceux – carrying the Sword of Spiritual Justice
General the Lord Houghton of Richmond – carrying the Sword of Temporal Justice
Participating in the act of recognition when the King is presented to the congregation
The Archbishop of Canterbury
Baroness (Valerie) Amos
Lady Elish Angiolini
George Cross-holder Christopher Finney – chair of the Victoria Cross and George Cross Association
Presenting the coronation regalia to the King and chosen on the advice of government:
Lord Carrington, Lord Great Chamberlain – presenting the Spurs
Lord (Syed) Kamall– presenting the Armills
Baroness (Gillian) Merron – presenting the Robe Royal
The Most Reverend John McDowell, the Church of Ireland Archbishop of Armagh – presenting the Orb
Lord (Narendra) Patel – presenting the Ring
Lord (Indarjit) Singh of Wimbledon – presenting the Coronation Glove
The Most Reverend Mark Strange, Bishop of Moray, Ross and Caithness, and Episcopal Primus of Scotland – presenting the Sovereign’s Sceptre with Cross
The Most Reverend Andrew John, the Archbishop of Wales – presenting the Sovereign’s Sceptre with Dove
The Archbishop of Canterbury – performing the crowning with St Edward’s Crown
Presenting the regalia to the Queen Consort and chosen on the advice of government:
The Rt Reverend Rose Hudson-Wilkin, The Bishop of Dover – presenting The Queen Consort’s Rod with Dove
The Rt Reverend and Rt Hon Lord Chartres – presenting The Queen Consort’s Sceptre with Cross
Brigadier Andrew Jackson, The Keeper of the Jewel House at HM Tower of London – presenting The Queen Consort’s Ring
The Archbishop of Canterbury – performing the crowning with Queen Mary’s Crown