The King’s Robe of State

7th May, 2023

The Royal School of Needlework’s Embroidery Studio conserved the Robe of State of The King, which was be worn by His Majesty on arrival at Westminster Abbey.

The King’s Robe of State is made of crimson velvet and was originally worn by King George VI at the Coronation in 1937. In preparation for the Coronation Service, the velvet has been conserved by the Royal School of Needlework, with the lining and gold lace conserved by Ede and Ravenscroft.