The official souvenir publication charting His Majesty The King’s accession to the throne and first year as monarch is now available, featuring never-before-seen photographs of preparations for the historic Coronation.

Starting with His Majesty’s first days as monarch following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, the book follows many firsts for The King – from State Visits and handing out Maundy Money to continuing the tradition of sending wishes for special birthdays and wedding anniversaries to the UK public.

The hardback book provides a unique insight into the finer details of planning the Coronation – a process known as ‘Operation Golden Orb’. Images of the creation of Their Majesties’ outfits feature alongside stunning photographs and detailed descriptions of each item of the royal regalia, including the Imperial State Crown and the Jewelled Sword of Offering.

Other important aspects of the Coronation day explored in the book include the military procession, the service and the music, from the Ascension Choir to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Coronation Anthem, ‘Make a Joyful Noise’.

Throughout, the book is richly illustrated with photographs of The King and Queen performing their new duties, meeting with the public and supporting charitable causes – highlighting the many steps that have steadily transformed the reign of Queen Elizabeth II into the reign of King Charles III.

The book is available to pre-order from Amazon, Foyles, Waterstones, or the Royal Collection.


Be the first to know what's on in London, and the latest news published on ianVisits.

You can unsubscribe at any time from my weekly emails.


This website has been running now for over a decade, and while advertising revenue contributes to funding the website, it doesn't cover the costs. That is why I have set up a facility with DonorBox where you can contribute to the costs of the website and time invested in writing and research for the news articles.

It's very similar to the way The Guardian and many smaller websites are now seeking to generate an income in the face of rising costs and declining advertising.

Whether it's a one-off donation or a regular giver, every additional support goes a long way to covering the running costs of this website, and keeping you regularly topped up doses of Londony news and facts.

If you like what you read on here, then please support the website here.

Thank you

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Home >> News >> Books