King Charles III's official coronation ceremony will take place on Saturday 6th May, 2023. Surrounded by a series of celebratory occasions, processions and events - including an extra bank holiday and a special concert - you can also mark The Coronation by creating your very own creative cross stitch souvenir.
The last coronation took place nearly 70 years ago, when Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II took the throne. Now you can partake in the advent of a new, flourishing reign with inspiring cross stitch designs chosen by Past Impressions. Whether you're a needlecraft novice or a seasoned cross stitcher, get ready to enjoy, commemorate and remember this special day of royal significance with some exquisite cross stitch designs from Anchor, Bothy Threads and Heritage Crafts.
From historical buildings to royal ephemera, we have put together a selection of regal cross stitch kits that will tell a story of the coronation and the new era of our King, through your favourite pastime.
The Coronation Service will take place at this iconic royal church, brought to life in a beautifully detailed design by Heritage Crafts. The King and Queen Consort will make the journey from Buckingham Palace to the Abbey in an event known as The King's Procession.
During the service, King Charles will be crowned, as will the Queen Consort, as part of a series of phases that make up the coronation: from the Recognition through to the Homage. This kit is perfect for beginners, young crafters or those looking for a quick way to celebrate the crowning of King Charles III.
This large, colourful and beautifully embellished design features every King and Queen since 1066, giving you a unique window into the history of The British Monarchy, from past to present. An extremely fun and educational cross stitch sampler for creating and framing on the wall of your home.
Following the Service, Their Majesties will join a larger ceremonial procession, known as The Coronation Procession, making their way back to Buckingham Palace. This vibrant design from Bothy Threads will give you a fun and playful insight into the inner rooms and interior lives of those who live at Buckingham Palace.
It is believed that the structure and schedule of the King's Coronation will closely resemble that of Queen Elizabeth II's service, taking place on the morning of Saturday 6th May. This incredibly characterful and lifelike piece was designed by John Clayton, capturing Her Majesty in exceptional detail.
The Coronation Concert will be staged at Windsor Castle on Sunday, 7th May, featuring an array of music acts performing in front of a public audience at the castle and broadcast live on BBC One. Windsor was a favoured residence of The Queen, and you can now capture it in the royal splendour of this cross stitch kit by Heritage Crafts.