King Charles coronation: What will the new dress code be?

The past year has been one of the most turbulent ones for the British Royal family. Since it became official that Prince Harry would marry Meghan Markle, there was reported rift within the Royals.

After the death of Queen Elizabeth II, her son Charles has been the heir to the throne in one of the most eventful episodes for the British monarchy.

Although the monarch died last September, it will not be until May 6 when Charles III will receive the crown of king in the respective coronation ceremony.

Since then, there has been speculation about what the event will be like and what changes will be made from previous ceremonies.

Change in dress protocol

In the face of so much expectation, one of the former butlers of King Charles III, Grant Harrold, has shared some of the details that those present at the coronation ceremony and the followers of the British royal house will be able to witness. One of the surprises that has attracted the most attention has been the dress code.

According to Harrold, in the event that will take place in Westminster Abbey, one of the most traditional garments that has always been present in ceremonies of this type will be modified.

“This event is going to be so completely different to Queen Elizabeth II‘s coronation when it comes to dress codes,” Harrold told Slingo.

“Aristocracy traditionally would wear the coronation robes. If you look at the Queen’s coronation, you would see the dukes, duchesses, countesses all had these special robes that were created for the coronation. Historically, these robes were worn by the aristocracy, but now this will not be the case.

“For this coronation, most royals will wear suits, not their special robes.

“This is a massive change to royal protocol. The senior members of the royal family decide the royal etiquette and dress code – they are always changing etiquette as they’re the ones who decide all the changes which will then be accepted as another part of the royal protocol.”