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At the coronation, King Charles will wear the clothes of his grandfather, George VI

On Saturday, Britain’s King Charles will wear crimson and purple velvet robes for his coronation on May 6, similar to those worn by his grandfather George VI when he was crowned in 1937, Buckingham Palace said.

Charles is due to be formally crowned king next week at London’s Westminster Abbey in a ceremony attended by heads of state and foreign dignitaries, succeeding his mother Queen Elizabeth, who died in September.

Charles and his wife Camilla will wear two sets of robes for the coronation – crimson formal gowns on arrival and royal purple gowns on departure – all previously preserved or made by 334-year-old London tailor Eddy & Ravenscroft.

Camilla’s formal dresses were originally made for the late Queen Elizabeth.

Pictures released by the palace showed members of the Royal School of Needlework working on the several-foot-long crimson velvet gown with gold lace trim worn by Charles.

Another picture showed her wearing a dress embroidered with her own logo.

The palace continues to display the details of a coronation ceremony that is smaller than Elizabeth’s coronation, but still full of grandeur and grandeur, reflecting a tradition dating back a thousand years.

The cost of the celebrations is not yet known, but according to estimates, the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953 – which was certainly more extravagant than the one planned for the coronation of Charles – cost the equivalent of 22 million euros.

After the mass on May 6, the United Kingdom will see three days of celebrations for the coronation of Charles III. The religious ritual was rooted in royal traditions, but the king wanted to modernize it.

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This historic day will begin with the “King’s Procession”, a two-kilometre carriage ride from Buckingham Palace towards Westminster.

The ceremony, which will include traditional music and modern compositions, will “reflect the role of the monarch today and look to the future, while being rooted in tradition and historical grandeur,” according to the palace.