Ancient Coronation Items

Whenever a new king or queen ascends to the throne in England they go through a traditional ceremony called a coronation where they swear to uphold tradition, law and serve the people to their best ability.

A vital part of the ceremony is the coronation chair and regalia. Following is an index of the ancient coronation chair and regalia.

Ancient coronation chair and regalia pictures

Ancient coronation chair and regalia index

Key:

1: Imperial State Crown

2: Mary of Modena’s Diadem

3: The State Crown of Mary of Modena

4: One of the four Swords borne before the monarch.

5: Sword of Mercy

6: The Sovereign’s Sceptre

7: Sceptre with the Dove

8: Sovereign’s Ring

9: King Edward’s Chair (the Coronation chair)

10: 11: En:The Queen consort’s Sceptre with the Dove

12: 13: One of the four Swords borne before the monarch.

14: Queen-Consort’s Ring

15: St Edward’s Crown

16: Sovereign’s Orb