Royal News Roundup: King Charles’s New Emblem, Camilla Parker Bowles’s Coronation Crown & More
Here’s all the royal news you need to know for the week of February 16, 2023.
- The royal family revealed that Camilla Parker Bowles will wear Queen Mary’s crown at King Charles’s coronation in May. The stones will be replaced with Cullinan III, IV and V diamonds in honor of Queen Elizabeth.
- Buckingham Palace unveiled the official emblem for King Charles’s coronation, which features a blue crown surrounded by red flowers.
- On the latest episode of Royally Obsessed, co-hosts Roberta Fiorito and Rachel Bowie discussed the upcoming BAFTAs and which royals they expect to attend.
- Princess Anne visited the national disaster and crisis headquarters in Wellington and shared a personal message on Instagram for those who were affected by Cyclone Gabrielle in New Zealand.
- Princess Eugenie posted a rare video of her son, August, in honor of the child’s 2nd birthday. The clip showed August walking (or dancing?) down a pathway, while his mother filmed from behind.
- In London, King Charles met with members of the Syrian and Turkish diaspora communities in the wake of the deadly earthquakes in Syria and Turkey.
- The monarch presented an OBE award to Afia Choudhury in honor of her dedication to supporting children and the foster care system.
- During a visit to the National Maritime Museum, Kate Middleton wore a stunning Hobbs London Celeste Coat in chestnut brown. She also ditched her signature hairstyle and opted for bouncy, voluminous curls.
- The royal family announced that it’s holding a raffle for U.K. residents to win free tickets to King Charles’s coronation. (More details here.)
- King Charles met with Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield at Buckingham Palace. They discussed everything from sustainability to Hadfield’s former role as Commander of the International Space Station.
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