Coronation Roll

03 May 2024

Coronation RollThe online version of the Coronation Roll of Their Majesties King Charles III and Queen Camilla was launched today. The Coronation Roll is the official record of a Coronation and the earliest surviving roll is that of King Edward II and Queen Isabella in 1308.

The text of the Coronation Roll was compiled with the assistance of Garter King of Arms and other officers of His Majesty's College of Arms. The illumination beginning the roll (illustrated left) was designed and painted by Timothy Noad, Herald-Painter at the College of Arms, and depicts The King’s Arms, St Edward’s Crown, and the plant badges of the United Kingdom. The text of the Roll was scrivened by calligrapher Stephanie von Werthern-Gill.

On 26 April 2024, Antonia Romeo, Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, signed the completed roll at the College of Arms, in the presence of Garter King of Arms and other representatives of the College of Arms, Cabinet Office and National Archives. On 1 May, the roll was presented to Their Majesties The King and Queen at Buckingham Palace. Their Majesties received Timothy Noad to thank him for his work on the roll and his other heraldic work for Their Majesties.

The online version of the roll may be seen here. An interview with Garter King of Arms may be seen here. The BBC report of the signing at the College of Arms may be seen here.

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