Live on Crowdcast, Wednesday 18 November 7.00pm (GMT)
9 April 2021. Following the death of His Royal Highness, there will be changes to opening hours for the gardens at Hampton Court Palace and Hillsborough Castle. For further information, please read our FAQs page
Lucy Worsley is joined by Public Historian, Charles Farris and the Tower of London’s Chief Exhibitor, Nivek Amichund for a discussion exploring the dazzling history of royal coronations through the centuries.
Home to the world-famous Crown Jewels, the Tower of London has played a central role in coronations - with all the pomp, pageantry and spectacle that they entail – for centuries. From glorious processions to Westminster Abbey by the likes of Queen Anne Boleyn, to the ancient ceremony of anointing Knights of the Bath that once took place within its walls, the fortress has played a part in some of the most momentous coronations in British history. The one hour online talk will offer a glimpse of some of the magnificent coronation robes that have been worn throughout history - now housed in Historic Royal Palace’s Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection - including those worn by George IV.
Historic Royal Palaces is a self-funding charity. The Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on our finances and we are facing a £100 million shortfall in this year alone.
Whilst this event is free to join, we ask you to consider making a donation of £10 or whatever you can afford.
The Crown Jewels, part of the Royal Collection, are the most powerful symbols of the British Monarchy. They are guarded in the Jewel House within the Tower of London.Find out more about the Crown Jewels
The Crown Jewels reside at the Tower of London and are worn by British kings and queens on their coronations and royal occasions. Our magnificent Crown Jewels collection make the perfect souvenir.