The biggest royal jewelry event of the year is over, and I’ve been busy! Here are a few places you might have spotted me chatting about crowns, tiaras, and more during the coronation of King Charles III.
Back in March, I chatted with Monique Jessen at People for an article (“Will Kate Middleton Break Tradition by Not Wearing a Tiara to the Coronation?“) that broke some bad news: there were rumblings that there would be no tiaras at the coronation in May. I talked about the possible break with precedence—which sadly turned out to be very true!
This week, I talked again with Monique Jessen about the headpiece that Kate wore instead of a tiara on coronation day, and its possible links to similar floral ornaments worn at the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. You can read all about it in “The Making of Kate Middleton’s Coronation Headpiece and How It Honored Queen Elizabeth” at People‘s website.
I always love chatting with local reporters and members of the media, so I was especially pleased to be featured on KSDK’s website, talking about The Court Jeweller and the upcoming coronation.
Melissa Twigg of the Telegraph and I were furiously corresponding on the morning of the coronation about the jewelry on display, including the iconic Coronation Necklace worn by Queen Camilla. I offered a little insight about its history for Melissa’s article on the jewel.
And, of course, I wrote extensively about all of the jewels worn for the coronation at The Court Jeweller. My articles covered the jewels worn for the pre-coronation reception, King Charles and Queen Camilla’s crowns and jewels, the jewelry worn by the princesses and duchesses at the ceremony, special jewelry pieces worn by the other Windsors in attendance, jewels worn by members of foreign royal families attending the event, and the jewelry worn by Kate and the rest of the royals at the coronation concert.