5 Objects Used in British Royal Ceremonies and Their Symbolism

5 Objects Used in British Royal Ceremonies and Their Symbolism

By Jessica Pearce Rotondi

When it comes to royal succession, ceremony is sacred. And for the British monarchy, a key element of ceremony are objects that have become imbued with symbolism over the centuries. During Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral and King Charles III’s coronation at Westminster Abbey, regalia are featured as the United Kingdom mourns its queen and prepares to anoint the new monarch as the God-given ruler of the kingdom and head of the Church of England. 

Here are five royal objects what they symbolize:

1. The Imperial State Crown

Source: History.

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