As Royal Warrant Holders, Goldsmiths and Silversmiths to the Late Queen Elizabeth II, this special event, the Coronation of HM The King and HM The Queen Consort, feels particularly meaningful to all at Thomas Lyte. This historic event marks a momentous occasion for our country, the commonwealth, and for many across the planet.
At Thomas Lyte, we feel privileged to be a part of this legacy, and we look forward to continuing to serve the royal family and the nation with the highest standards of craftsmanship and excellence. We extend our warmest congratulations to His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort, and to the entire nation on this historic occasion.
The Coronation weekend and bank holiday are aimed at bringing the nation and our communities together, highlighting that which connects us and promoting participation, to help and serve our communities through volunteering initiatives like the Coronation Big Lunch and the Big Help Out.
The Coronation ceremony is steeped in tradition, having largely remained the same for over a thousand years. The English coronation service proper was drawn up by St Dunstan, Archbishop of Canterbury, for the grand coronation of Edgar, first King of All England and great-grandson of Alfred the Great, in 973 AD. His queen Aelfthryth was the first consort to be crowned queen of England.
We recognise the significance of this occasion, and we are taking this moment to reflect, with enormous pride, upon the important role that our work over the years has played in preserving the traditions and heritage of the monarchy.
May this Coronation be a time of joy, celebration, and unity for all.
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