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Canada replaces crosses in new Royal Crown with maple leaves and snowflakes

May 9, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

The new redesign intended to emphasize the “Canadian identity of the monarchy” was recommended by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Read more

The Imperial State Crown, Sceptre, and wreath of symbolic flowers adorn the coffin of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the gun carriage for the funeral procession, Sept. 19, 2022.

A guide to the Christian — and Catholic — symbolism in King Charles III’s coronation

May 5, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

As the new monarch of England is crowned, the ceremony’s many symbols and traditions are rooted in history. Read more

Arundel Castle in Sussex has been the seat of the Duke of Norfolk's ancestors for 850 years.

For centuries this Catholic family has orchestrated Britain’s most Anglican royal events

May 4, 2023

By Lucien de Guise

The 18th Duke of Norfolk, current Earl Marshal Edward Fitzalan-Howard, continues his family’s important role in royal spectacles. Read more

Pope Francis greets His Royal Highness Prince Charles of Wales at the canonization of St. John Henry Newman at the Vatican on Oct. 13, 2019.

Vatican to send representative of Pope Francis to British coronation

May 4, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

Cardinal Pietro Parolin will join other high-ranking guests at the ceremony, including world leaders, representatives of European monarchies, and royal... Read more

Cardinal Vincent Nichols celebrates a Pontifical Votive Mass of the Blessed Sacrament at Corpus Christi Church, Maiden Lane, London, Sept. 11, 2021.

Catholic prelate to participate in British coronation for first time since Reformation

May 3, 2023

By Madeleine Teahan

Along with other Christian leaders, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Catholic archbishop of Westminster, will bestow a special blessing on King Charles... Read more