Marble Arch marks Coronation with a majestic crown installation
- Marble Arch London BID has installed a giant 16ft bespoke replica of the St Edward’s Crown to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III.
- The replica crown weighs 300kg and incorporates 36 different colored glass stones. Visitors can take photos with the crown and learn more about Marble Arch’s royal connections by scanning the QR code around the installation.
- The bespoke crown is located near Speakers’ Corner, a short stroll from the Hyde Park screening sites where the ceremony and procession will be shown on four large screens on Saturday 6 May.
- Marble Arch has a long and celebrated history of Royal Coronations, dating back to the monument’s creation in 1826. It has played a key role in the Coronation processions of the current King’s grandfather, King George VI in 1937, and his mother, Queen Elizabeth II in 1953.
- The replica crown has been designed to represent the current St Edward’s Crown, which will be placed on King Charles III’s head by the Archbishop of Canterbury towards the end of the Coronation ceremony. The crown is also adorned with lights that create a stunning illuminated display during the evening.