Colour, Tailoring and Hats Reigned Supreme at King Charles III’s Coronation


It’s not everyday that a new a monarch accedes to the throne. And what does one wear to the official coronation of said new ruler? We found out today as King Charles III was officially sworn in as monarch of the British Commonwealth following his mother Queen Elizabeth’s death in 2022 after more than 70 years on the throne.

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It was a typically rainy and dreary U.K. day as international politicians, members of the Royal Family, and select celebrities filed into the Westminster Abbey for the coronation. But the gloomy weather didn’t stop many guests from wearing cheerful colours and striking chapeaux. Take the ever-stylish Queen Letizia of Spain who wore a bubblegum peplum skirt suit with killer matching heels and a hat covered it pink netting.

Also in pink were Sophie Trudeau, on the arm of Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who wore a rose satin skirt with matching sheer-sleeved top, textured clutch and (what else?) a hat perched atop her head, and Katy Perry, who wore a retro pastel pink suit with opera gloves and an out of this world fascinator.

There was much pomp and circumstance around the event, as is to be expected at such a rare occasion in history, despite the fact that King Charles III’s Coronation was at times plagued by rumours of musical guests turning down offers to perform and, of course, speculation over the attendance of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Ultimately, the former was in attendance while the latter chose to remain in California.

Kate Middleton looked the part of the Princess of Wales in a regal velvet cloak and diamond headband, with Princess Charlotte by her side in a matching, albeit more age-appropriate, version of the sparkly headpiece.

Here, we round up the most striking coronation outfits from King Charles III’s big day, from punchy colourful dresses and traditional regalia to gravity-defying fascinators.


Prince William, Prince of Wales, Catherine, Princess of Wales, Princess Charlotte of Wales and Prince Louis of Wales


King Abdullah II of Jordan and Queen Rania


Katy Perry and Edward Enninful


Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Sophie Trudeau


Zara Phillips


King Felipe VI of Spain and Queen Letizia of Spain


U.S. first lady Jill Biden and her granddaughter Finnegan Biden


King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema, Bhutan


Pippa and James Middleton


Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and Jawaher bint Hamad bin Suhaim Al-Thani


King Letsie III of Lesotho and Masenate Mohato Seeiso, Queen of Lesotho


Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark and Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark


Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank (front), Britain’s Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (centre) and Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi


Lady Helen Taylor and James Ogilvy


Dame Emma Thompson


French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron


Prince Edward, Duke and Sophie, Duchess of Edinburgh arriving with Lady Louise Windsor (right) and the Earl of Wessex (left)


Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway


Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf and Crown Princess Victoria


British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and his wife Akshata Murty


King Vajiralongkorn of Thailand and Queen Suthida


Albert II, Prince of Monaco and Charlene, Princess of Monaco


Ukrainian first lady Olena Zelenska and Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal


Former prime minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha


King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands and Queen Maxima

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