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THE KING's REGALIA. St. Edward's Staff, The Golden Spurs, The Sceptre with the borne by the Duke borne by the Earl of Cross, borne by the of Kingston,


Duke of Marlborough, in his robes. in his robes.

in his robes. The Sword of Temporal Curtana, or the Sword of The Sword of Spiritual Justice, borne by the Mercy, borne by the Justice, borne by the Earl of Sutherland, Earl of Lincoln,

Earl of Suffolk, in his robes, in his robes.

in his robes. The Gentleman Usher of the White Rod of Scotland. Lord Mayor of Lyon, King of GARTER Princi- Gentleman Usher

London, Arms of Scotland, pal King of Arms, in his gown, collar,

in his tabard,

in his tabard,

of the Black Rod, and jewel, bearing the carrying his crown in as before, his crown in City Mace, his hand,

his hand,

(Sir Septimus (Sir Matthew (John Campbell (Stepben Martin Blackiston, Knt.) Hooke, Esq.) Leake, Esq.) Robinson, Knt.) The Lord Great Chamberlain of England, (Peregrine Duke of Ancaster.)

in his robes of estate, bearing his coronet and white staff.

His ROYAL HIGHNESS THE DUKE OF CUMBERLAND, in bis robes of estate, powdered with six rows of ermine, the train a yard and a half, his coronet

composed of crosses and fleurs de lis, and adorned with jewels, in his hand, his train
borne by the Hon. Colonel John Fitzwilliam, Groom of the Bed-Chamber to his

Royal Highness. His ROYAL HIGHNESS THE DUKE OF YORK, in his robes of estate, powdered with six rows of ermine, the train a yard and a half, his coronet, composed of crosses and fleurs de lis, and adorned with jewels, in his hand, his

train borne by Colonel Brudeuell. 'The Earl Marshal's The Sword of The Lord High The High ConDeputy, (Earl of

Constable of Eng- stable of Scotland, State,t borne by Effingham,)

land, (Duke of

(Earl of Erroll,) in his robes, the Earl of Hun- Bedford,)

in his robes, with his Coronet

in his robes, and Earl Marshal's tingdon, with his Coronet

with his Coronet Staff. in his robes, and Staff.

and Staff. A GenThe Sceptre St. Edward's The Orb,

A Gentleman, with the Dove, Crown, borne carried by the tleman, carrycarried by the by the Lord Duke of

carryDuke of Rich- | High Steward, Somerset, ing we Staff

in his robes. mond, (Earl Talbot,)

Coronet of the in his robes. in his robes.

of the Lord The Paten, The Bible, The Chalice,

Lord High borne by Dr.

carried by

borne by Dr. High StewZach. Pearce, Dr. Richard Edmund

Steward. Lord Bishop of Oshaldeston, Keene,

ard. Rochester, and

Bishop of

Lord Bishop
Dean of West- Carlisle. of Chester.


ing the

Serjeants at Arms.

Serjeants at Arms.

+ The Sword of Stute was, by mistake, left behind at St. James's Palace, and the City Sword was therefore carried in its place; but upon the Procession entering the Abbey, the proper Sword was found upon the Altar.

* In some instances, both the King and Queen proceed under the same Canopy, as at the Coronation of William and Mary; the latter being QueenRegent [i.e. a Queen in her own right, and joined with the King in the government,) as well as Queen-Consort. When a Coronation takes place in which there is not any Queen, as in the instance of King George the First, the Archbishop of Canterbury, or whoever has the revision of the Ceremonial and Service, draws a pen through that part of it which relates to her Majesty.

A Baron of

A Baron of the Cinque

the CinquePorts,

Ports, supporting the

Dr. Edw.

supporting the
The Hon.


Dr. Rich.

in his Royal Trevor, A Baron,do. Bishop of Robes of Lord

-A Baron, do.
Bath and

Crimson Vel-Bishop of

vet, furred

supporter to the with ermine, to the A Baron, do. King.

King -A Baron,do. a cap of Estate of

Crimson Velvet, A Baron,do.adorned with

-A Baron, do. Jewels: going un

der a Canopy of A Baron,do. Cloth of Gold : his

-A Baron,do. Train borne by six Lords, eldest

Sons of Peers, A Baron, doand the Master of

-A Baron,do. the Robes.

Visc. Mandeville. M. of Hartington.
A Baron, do.-
Lord Howard. Lord Grey.

-A Baron,do.
Lord Beauchamp Lord Newnham.

The Hon. James Brudenell,
A Baron of
Master of the Robes,

A Baron of the Cinquesupporting the end.

the CinquePorts,

Ports, sapporting the

supporting the Canopy.

Canopy. Standard Bear-, Captain of the Captain of the Captain of the Lieutenant of er, the Band of Yeomen of the Horse in wait-Band of Gen- the Band of Gentlemen Guard,

ing, tlemen Pen- Gentlemen Pensioners, in his robes,

in his robes, sioners, Pensioners, (John Bridger, (Hugh Vis- (Lord Cado

in his robes,

(Harcourt count FalEsq.)


(Lord Berkeley Powell, Esq.) mouth.)

of Stratton.) ?
A Gentleman of the King's Bed-chamber, (Lord Robert Bertie).

Two Grooms of the Bed-chamber.
Ensign of the Yeomen of the

Lieutenant of the Yeomen of

the Guard,
(Saville Cockayne Cust, Esq.)

(Edward Le Grand, Esq.)

Yeomen of the Guard,

in the Royal livery of scarlet and gold,

or Exempts.

with the King's badge on their .

breasts and backs.

Clerk of the Cheque to the Yeomen of the Guard.


Gentlemen Pensioners, carrying their gilt Axes.

Gentlemen Pensioners, carrying their gilt Axes.


In this order did the magnificent Procession enter the West door of the Abbey Church of St. Peter, the interior of which, like Westminster Hall, was sumptuously fitted up for the performance of the Coronation Service. The platform on which the Procession marched, extended

through several of the principal streets, and was continued up the Abbey-Nave to the Choir, being all the way railed in, and covered with blue cloth. It had also a temporary roof of sail-cloth, on account of the uncertainty of the weather ; but when the day became decidedly favourable it was removed. The platform itself was elevated about one foot in height, upon a floor which stood three feet from the ground, and which was between fourteen and fifteen feet in width, where the Guards were placed, who lined the way on either side, while the Officers stood above, within the rails.

The preparations within the Abbey, which was splendidly hung with tapestry, consisted of a Theatre or stage, of three steps, built in the Choir, covered with carpeting, and having two Thrones, or Chairs of State, placed thereon. Eastward of these, and nearer St. Edward's Chapel, were placed two other Chairs, with desks and kneeling-cushions, to which their Majesties were first conducted at their entrance to the Abbey. More eastward still, and opposite the Altar, was placed the ancient Chair of St. Edward (Vide plate 4, fig. 8), in which the King was afterwards crowned and anointed. On the South-side, or right hand, of St. Edward's Chair, were placed two others, with desks and kneeling cushions, as before, where their Majesties were seated during the singing of the Litany and the preaching of the Sermon; and at the North side of the Altar were a chair, desk, and cushion, for the Archbishop of Canterbury, covered with purple velvet.

The other erections in the Church were the various seats and galleries for the Peers and Peeresses, Great Officers and Foreigners of distinction, the Heralds, Spectators, Musicians, &c. and for the different persons who formed the Procession, but who had no active part in the Coronation ceremony.

The Nave, the Choir, the Transepts, and every part of the spacious Abbey, was occupied by galleries, with benches rising one above another, and to which persons were admitted by tickets from the Earl Marshal, and those to whom the seats were appropriated, whether Peers, Privy Councillors, or other Great Officers of State. * Some of the orders concerning admission both to St. Peter's Church and Westminster Hall, have already been given.

* The following is a curious document relative to the delivery and number of the Tickets allotted to the persons mentioned above :

By Order of My Lord Marshal. This is to give notice, that Persons will attend to receive names and deliver Tickets for the Abbey, at the Earl Marshal's Chamber, near the House of Lords, at Westminster, from Ten in the Morning till two in the Afternoon, upon Wednesday and Thursday next, upon producing an order under the hand and seal of the arms of the Peer, Peeress, or other person entitled to them, which are only those who shall signify to the Earl Marshal that they will attend or officiate at the Coronation.

Note : None are to have Tickets but those who walk; the Spiritual Lords to have Four Tickets ; Temporal Lords, Five; every Peeress, One; every Dowager, One; every Peeress in her own right, Five; every Privy Councillor not a Peer, Four; Clerks of the Council, Two.

HENRY HILL. Greek Street, Soho, Sept. 14th. 1761.


When the Procession arrived at the Abbey, the drums and trumpets which commenced it, immediately turned up stairs into their gallery over the entrance. Then the Six Clerks, conducted by two of the Officers of Arms, proceeded on to the Theatre, ascended the steps of it, and placed themselves in their proper galleries on either side. These were followed by the King's Chaplains, Aldermen, &c. as far as the Chief Justices, who proceeded on in a similar manner, and then took their seats on each side of the Choir. The Choir, Prebendaries, and Dean of Westminster, on their entrance, fell off to the left, until their Majesties had come within the Church, while the two persons next following continued on to their stations on the North-side of the Altar. The Children and Gentlemen of the Chapel-Royal afterwards proceeded to their seats on either side of the Area before the Altar; the remainder of the vocal music retired to a high gallery on the South-side of the same, and the instrumental to one on the North-side of the Area next the pulpit. The seats of the master of the Jewel-House and the Privy Councillors, not Peers, were on the North-side of the Area, where St. Edward's chair was placed, and next to where the Bishops were situated. The Baronesses were then conducted by an Officer of Arms, to their seats on the North-side of the Theatre, and the Barons to a similar gallery on the South. The Viscountesses and the Viscounts were placed to the East of the former, and through the whole ceremony of seating the Procession, the Peeresses were conducted to the North-side of the Area, and the Peers to the South.

About half-past one o'clock their Majesties entered the Abbey, and the Service immediately commenced by

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