The Coronation of His Majesty King George III of Great Britain, Ireland and Hanover

September 22, 1761


Read Horace Walpole's comments on the coronation.

Coronation Portrait of King George III, after the portrait by Allan Ramsay.

King George III in Coronation Robes, by Allan Ramsay.

King George III in Coronation Robes. Plate 33 of Smart, Alastair, Allan Ramsay 1713-1785. Edinburgh, 1992.

Canvas, 98 1/4 x 64 1/8 in. (249.7x163cm). Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh.

Copyright 1996 National Galleries of Scotland. The National Galleries of Scotland prohibits any form of reproduction, transmission, performance, display, rental, lending or storage of this image in any retrieval system without the written consent of the copyright holders. This image is reproduced in the Queen Charlotte Exhibit courtesy of the National Galleries of Scotland.


Coronation Portrait of Queen Charlotte, after the portrait by Allan Ramsay.

Charlotte Sophia of Mecklenburg-Strelitz in her coronation robes.

Charlotte Sophia of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Wife of George III, from a painting by Allan Ramsay in the National Portrait Gallery. In: Greenwood, Alice Drayton. Lives of the Hanoverian Queens of England. London, 1911, Frontispiece to v.2.


Form of Procession to the Coronation of the Sovereigns of Great Britain.

Order of the procession in the coronation

Order of the procession in the coronation of George III and Charlotte.

Plate I of A Faithful Account of the Processions and Ceremonies of the Kings and Queens of England; exemplified by that of their most Sacred Majesties King George the Third and Queen Charlotte: with all the other interesting proceedings connected with that magnificent festival. Edited by Richard Thomson. London, 1820.


Bible Used in the Coronation of Queen Charlotte

The Bible used in the Coronation of Queen Charlotte. London, 1756.

The Holy Bible. London, 1756.

Contemporary leather embellished with the royal arms and the cipher of George III, with a tipped-in leaf identifying this as the Bible placed before "that most amiable Princess Charlotte, Queen of Great Britain, at her coronation, Sep. 22nd, 1761."

On deposit, Special Collections, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA.


The Ancient Coronation Chair and Regalia of Great Britain.

Regalia used in the coronation

Regalia used in the coronation of the English sovereign.

Plate IV of A Faithful Account of the Processions and Ceremonies of the Kings and Queens of England; exemplified by that of their most Sacred Majesties King George the Third and Queen Charlotte: with all the other interesting proceedings connected with that magnificent festival. Edited by Richard Thomson. London, 1820.


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