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The Coronation Roll
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King Charles III during his coronation ceremony in Westminster Abbey, London
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The Enthroning

Setting the newly crowned King upon his throne is a meaningful moment which connects to coronations past while also marking the start of a new reign and hope for the future.

The phrase ‘stand firm’ (Sta et retine) is from an ancient text used during the Coronation of King Edgar and means stability and constancy. The throne itself is described as a seat of Royal dignity, a reminder of its enduring symbolism throughout history.