Buckingham Palace Unveils Coronation Emblem of King Charles III

Coronation emblem of King Charles III

A new emblem of Britain's King Charles III for his upcoming Coronation in May 2023 has been unveiled by Buckingham Palace. 

The emblem will feature throughout the historic celebrations in May, including the Coronation Service at Westminster Abbey and the Coronation Concert at Windsor Castle, as well as national events, street parties, and community gatherings. 

Coronation emblem of King Charles III
Photo credit: The Royal Family's website


According to the Royal Family's official website, the design of the emblem depicts the flora of the four constituent countries of the United Kingdom.

The rose of England, the thistle of Scotland, the daffodil of Wales, and the shamrock of Northern Ireland. The design of the emblem pays tribute to The King’s love of nature and his deep concern for the natural world.

The flowers create the shape of St Edward’s Crown, which will be used to crown His Majesty The King during the Coronation Service at Westminster Abbey on Saturday, 6th May. The emblem has been designed using the red, white and blue of the union flag. 

The emblem will also be used for all official merchandise commemorating the Coronation of The King and The Queen Consort, and across digital and social media.


The official emblem of the Coronation is designed by Sir Jony Ive, KBE (Knight of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire), the internationally renowned designer, and his creative collective team, LoveFrom.

Designer of King Charles III coronation emblem
Sir Jony Ive, KBE

“It is such an honor to be able to contribute to this remarkable national occasion, and our team is so very proud of this work. The emblem speaks to the happy optimism of spring and celebrates the beginning of this new Carolean era for the United Kingdom. The gentle modesty of these natural forms combine to define an emblem that acknowledges both the joyful and profound importance of this occasion.” - Sir Jony Ive, KBE

He was the chief design officer (CDO) of Apple Inc. from 1997 until 2019 and serves as Chancellor of the Royal College of Art. He was the co-designer of Apple's most precious line of devices: iMac, iPhone, iPad, and iPod.

Designer of King Charles III coronation emblem
Sir Jony Ive, KBE

Apple announced in June 2019 that Sir Jony Ive would leave the company as he would start an independent firm called LoveFrom, along with fellow Apple industrial designer, Marc Newson. In July 2022, Apple ended its consulting agreement with Ive.

He was awarded the RSA’s Benjamin Franklin Medal in 2004 and the Professor Stephen Hawking Fellowship by the Cambridge Union Society in 2018. 

The LoveFrom team also designed the Seal of the Terra Carta, an initiative established by the then Prince of Wales which recognizes private sector companies that are leading the way in creating sustainable markets.

New Stamp

Meanwhile, The Royal Mail unveiled their new definitive stamp featuring the image of King Charles III. The image of His Majesty is an adapted version of the portrait created by Martin Jennings for The Royal Mint. The stamps will go on general sale from 4 April 2023.

Royal Mail stamp featuring King Charles III
Photo credit: The Royal Mail

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