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Ceremonial of their Majesties' Coronation. [Sept. The Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard, The Captain of the Band of Gentlemen Marquess of Clanricarde ;
Pensioners, Lord Foley; his coronet borne by a Page.
bis coronet borne by a Page.
his coronet borne by a Page.
his coronet borne by a Page.
each attended by a Page to bear bis coronet. The Keeper of his Majesty's Privy Purse, Major-Gen. Sir H. Wheatley, K.C.H. Exops of the Yeomen Clerk of the Cheque to the Yeomen Exons of the Yeomen of the Guard, of the Guard,
of the Guard, Henry Cipriani, esq. Robert F. Fitzherbert, esq.
Charles Hancock, esq. Thos. Horseley Curteis, esq.
dohu Hancock, esq. Twenty Yeomen of the Guard. [The Knights of the several Orders wore their respective collars.] The Prebendaries, entering the choir, Groom of the Scole, the Captain of the ascended the theatre, and passed over it to Band of Gentlemen Pensioners, the Captain their station on the south side of the altar, of the Yeomen of the Guard, and the Capbeyond the King's chair.—The Vice-Cham- tain of the Archer Guard of Scotland, passed berlain, Comptroller, and Treasurer of his to their seats, as Peers.—The Queen's OffiMajesty's Household, passed to the seats cers, the Noblemen who bore her Majesty's provided for them.--The Dean of Westmins- Regalia, her Supporters, Trainbearers and ter, the Great Officers, and the Lord Arch- Assistants, stood dear her Majesty; her bishop of Canterbury, ascended the theatre, Lord Chamberlain on the right hand; her and stood vear the great south-east pillar Vice-Chamberlain on the left; and the Lathereof.--The Princesses and the Attende dies-Attendants behind her Majesty's chair. ants of their Royal Highnesses were con
The RecoGNITION. Jucted by the Officers of Arms to their box Upon the conclusion of the anthem, his the south side of the area.
Majesty, attended by the Archbishop of The Queen, preceded by her Majesty's Caoterbury, the Lord Chancellor, the De. Vice-Chamberlain, Lord Chamberlain, and puty Lord Great Chamberlain, the Lord the Noblemen bearing her Regalia, and at- High Constable, and the Earl Marshal, and tended as before inentioned, ascended the preceded by Garter, repaired to the east side theatre, and passed on the north side of her of the theatre, where the Archbishop made throne, to the chair of state provided for her the Recognition, and repeated the same at Majesty on the east side of the theatre, be- the south, west, and north sides of the thelow her throne, and stood by the said chair atre, his Majesty turning towards the people until his Majesty's arrival.-- The Serjeants on the side at which the Recognition was at Arms went to their places, near the the- made : the people replied to each demand atre. - The Gentlemen Pensioners, who with loud and repeated acclamations of guarded their Majesties, remained at the “God Save King William the Fourth ;" foot of the steps ascending the theatre : the and, at the last Recognition, the trumpets Yeomeo of the Guard stood on the outside sounded and the drums beat. of the entrance to the choir.
His Majesty then took his seat; and the The Princes of the Blood Royal were con- Bible, the Chalice, and the Patina were care ducted to their seats, as Peers, by the Offi- ried to and placed upon the altar by the cers of Arms.-The High Coostables of Bishops who had borne them.-Two OfiScotland and Ireland were also conducted to cers of the Wardrobe chen spread a rich their places, as Peers.
cloth of gold, and laid two cushions on the The King, ascending the theatre, passed, same, for their Majesties to kneel on, at the on the south side of his throne, to his chair steps of the altar.- The Archbishop of Canof scate ou the cast side of the theatre, terbury put on his cope; and the Bishops opposite to the alcar; and their Majesties, who were to read the litany were also vested after their private devotions, took their respective seats; the Bishops, their Support
THE OFFERING. ers, standing on each side ; the Noblemen The King, attended by his Supporters, bearing the four Swords on his Majesty's and the Dean of Westminster, the Great right hand; the Deputy Lord Great Cham- Officers, the Noblemen bearing the Regalia berlain and the Lord High Coostable on his and the four Swords, going before his Maleft; the Great Officers of State, the No jesty, passed to the altar. Then the Queen, blemen hearing his Majesty's Regalia, the supported and preceded by the Noblemen Dean of Westminster, Garter, and Black bearing her Majesty's Regalia as before, Rod, standing about the King's chair, and went also to the altar. His Majesty, uncothe Trainbearers behind his Majesty.—The vered and kneeling upon the cushion, made Gold Stick, the Master of the Horse, the his first offering of a pall or alçar-cluth of
in their copes.
1831.) Ceremonial of their Majesties' Coronation.
227 gold, which was delivered by an officer of the by 'his Supporters and the Deputy Lord Wardrobe to the Lord Chamberlain, by his Great Chamberlain, went uncovered to the Grace to the Deputy Lord Great Chamber- altar, where, kneeling upon the cushion lain, and by him to the King, who delivered laid on the steps, and placing his hand on it to the Archbishop of Canterbury, by whom the Holy Gospels, his Majesty took the it was placed on the altar. The Treasurer of Oath, and added thereto his "Royal sign the Household thea delivered an ingot of manual, the Lord Chamberlain of the gold, of one pound weight, being the second Household holding a silver standish for offering, to the Deputy Lord Great Cham- that purpose, delivered to him by an officer berlain, who having presented the same to of the Jewel-office. the King, his Majesty delivered it to the The King returned to his chair, when the Archbishop, by whom it was put into the hyma was sung, (the Archbishop reading oblation-basin.
the first line,) “Come, Holy Ghost, our The Queen, kneeling on the left hand of souls inspire," &c. his Majesty, made her offering, namely, a
The ANOINTING. pall of gold, with the like ceremony. Their Majesties continued to kneel; and the Archbishop read the prayer preparatory to
Upon the conclusion of the hymn, the prayer,
O God, who dwellest in the high the Anointing, “ O Lord, Holy Father, who and holy place,” was said by the Archbishop. jesties rose. The King was conducted to the At the conclusion of this prayer, the choirs At the conclusion of the prayer, their Ma ly anointing with oil didst of old make and
consecrate Kings, Priests, and Prophets," &c. chair of state on the south side of the area ; and her Majesty to the chair on the left band sang the anthem, “ Zadock lhe Priest," &c. of the King. The Regalia, except the During this, the King was disrobed of his Swords, were delivered, by the several No
crimson robes by the Deputy Lord Great
Chamberlain, who delivered them to the blemen who bore the same, to the Archbishop, and by his Grace to the Dean of Master of the Robes ; and his Majesty took Westminster, who laid them on the altar ;
off his cap of state, the Deputy Lord Great the Great Officers, and the Noblemen who
Chan.berlain delivering the same to the
Lord Chamberlain ; and the robes and cap had borne the Regalia, going to their respective places.
were immediately carried into St. Edward's The litany was then read by the Bishop
Chapel, the robes by the Groom of the of Lichfield and Coventry, and Bishop of office. His Majesty then took his seat in
Robes, the cap by the officer of the Jewel Liocoln, vested in copes, and kneeling at a faldstool covered with blue velvet, placed
King Edward's Chair, cuvered with eloth of above the steps of the Theatre, in the mid- gold, and placed in front of the altar, when dle of its east side. Then was read the be
four Knights of the Garter, viz. the Dukes
of Leeds and Dorset, the Marquess Camden, gioniag of the communion service, the Bishop of Llandaff reading the Epistle, and
and the Marquess of Exeter, summoned by the Bishop of Bristol the Gospel. The ser
Garter, held over the King's head a rich moo was preached by the Bishop of London; pall or cloth of gold, delivered to them by
the Lord Chamberlain, who had received his text was from 1 Peter, ii. 18, “Submit
the same from an officer of the Wardrobe ; yourself to every ordinance of man, for the
and the Dean of Westminster stood near Lord's sake," a passage which had just been read in the Epistle. During the sermon his holding the Ampulla, containing the conseMajesty wore his cap of state of crimson Anointing Spoon, the Archbishop anointed
crated oil, and pouring some into the velvet, turned up with erinine, and sat in his chair on the south side of the aren, opposite form of a cross, pronouncing the words,
his Majesty on the head and hands, in the the pulpit; his Supporters, the Deputy
“ Be thou anointed,” &c. Great Chamberlain, and the Noblemen carTying the swords, standing by him. Her Ma
The King then kneeling, the Archbishop jesty sat in her chair on the left hand of his standing on the north side of the
nounced the Benediction. The Knights of Majesty, supported and attended as before. The Archbishop of Canterbury took his seat
the Garter returned the pall to the Lord in a purple velvet chair, on the north side of Chamberlain (which was by him re-delivered
to the officer of the Wardrobe), and rethe altar, Garter standing near him. The Dean took his seat on the south side of the paired to their seats, altar. The Bishops sat on their benches
THE SPURS. aloog the north side of the area. The After this, the Dean took the Spurs from Prebendaries of Westminster stood ou the the alcar, and delivered them to the Deputy south side of the area, east of the King's Lord Great Chamberlain, who, kneeling chair, and near the altar.
down, touched his Majesty's heels thereThe OATH.
with, and returned them to the Dean, by The sermon being ended, the Archbishop
whom they were laid upon the altar. of Canterbury, advancing to the King, ad
The SWORD. ministered the Coronation Oath. The King Earl Grey then delivered the Sword of arose from his chair of state, and, attended State to the Lord Chamberlain, and, in lieu
Ceremonial of their Majesties' Coronation. (Sept. thereof, received from his Grace another
Tue CROWNING. Sword in a scabbard of purple velvet (pre- The Archbishop, standing before the alsented to his Grace by an officer of the tar, and having St. Edward's Crown before Jewel-office), which his Lordship delivered him, took the same into his hands, and conto the Archbishop, who laid it on the altar, secrated and blessed it, saying the prayer, and said the prayer, “ Hear our prayers, O “O God, who crownest thy faithful servants Lord, we leseech thee, and so direct and sup- with mercy," &c. Then the Archbishop, port thy servant King William," &c. assisted by other Bishops, came from the
The Archbishop then took the Sword altar, the Dean of Westminster carrying the from off the altar, and, assisted by other Crown, which the Archbishop took and Bishops, delivered it into the King's placed on his Majesty's head; while the right hand, saying, “ Receive this kingly people, with loud and repeated shouts, cried Sword,' &c. and “With this Sword do is God save the King,” &c. : the trumpets Justice," &c.
sounding, the drums beating, and the Tower OFFERING OF THE SWORD.
and Park guns firing by signal. The acclaThe King, rising, went to the altar, the exhortation, “ Be strong, and of a good
mation ceasing, the Archbishop pronounced where his Majesty offered the Sword in the courage,” &c. The choirs chen sang the scabbard (delivering it to the Archbishop), anthem, “The King shall rejoice in thy and then retired to his chair : the Sword strength,” &c. As soon as the King was was then redeemed by Earl Grey, who car
crowned, the Princes of the Blood Royal ried it during the remainder of the solem
and the other Peers put on their coronets ; nity, having first drawn it out of the scab
the Bishops their caps ; and the Kings of bard, and delivered the latter to an officer
Arms their crowns. of the Wardrobe.
THE HOLY BIBLE. THE INVESTING WITH THE MANTLE.
The Dean then taking the Holy Bible The King then standing, his Majesty from the altar, delivered it to the Archwas invested by the Dean with the Imperial bishop, who, attended by the rest of the Mantle, or Dalmatic Rube, of cloth of gold, Bishops, presented it to the
Kiug, saying, delivered to him by the officers of the “ Our Gracious King," &c. The King then Wardrobe ; the Deputy Lord Great Cham- returned the Bible to the Archbishop, who berlain fastening the clasps.
gave it to the Dean, and it was by him reThe ORB.
placed on the altar. The Archbishop then The King then sitting down, the Arch- pronounced the Benedictions, the Bishops bishop, having received the Orb from the and the Peers answering each Benediction Dean, delivered it into the King's right with a loud Amen. The Archbishop then hand, saying, “ Receive this imperial Robe turning to the people, said, “ And the same and Orb," &c. His Majesty then returned
Lord God Almighty grant, &c. Te Deum the Orb to the Dean, who laid it upon the King removed to the chair on which his
was thereupon sung, during which time the altar. The Ring,
Majesty first sat on the east side of the
throne. The Lord Chamberlain of his Majesty's
THE INTHRONIZATION. Household, then receiving from the officer of the Jewel office the Ruby Ring, de
Te Deum being ended, the King ascended livered the same to the Archbishop, who
the theatre, and was enthroned by the put it on the fourth finger of the King's Bishops and Peers; the Archbishop proright hand, saying “ Receive this Ring," &c.
nouncing the Exhortation, “Stand firm, and
hold fast," &c. The Sceptres.
THE HOMAGE. The Dean thereupon brought from the His Majesty, seated on his throne, then altar the two Sceptres with the Cross and delivered the Sceptre with the Cross to the Dove, and delivered them to the Arch- Duke of Norfolk, to hold the same on his bishop. In the meantime, the Duke of Nor- right hand, and the Sceptre with the Dove folk, as Lord of the Manor of Worksop, to the Duke of Richmond, to hold the same presented to the King a Glove, for his Ma. on his left hand, during the Homage. The jesty's right hand, embroidered with the Archbishop of Canterbury then knelt before arms of Howard, which his Majesty put on. the King, and, for himself and the Gifteen The Archbishop then delivered the Sceptre other Lords Spiritual then present, prowith the Cross into his Majesty's right hand, nounced the words of Homage, they kneelsaying, “ Receive the Royal Sceptre," &c. ; ing around him, and saying after him. The and then the Sceptre with the Dove into Archbishop theo kissed his Majesty's left his left hand, saying, “ Receive the Rod of cheek, and the rest of the Lords Spiritual Equity,” &c. The Duke of Norfolk, as did the same, and retired. The like ceremony Lord of the Manor of Worksop, supported was then performed by his Royal Highness his Majesty's right arm, and held the Scep- the Duke of Cumberland and Teviotdale, and tre as occasion required.
the two other Princes of the Blood Royal 1831.] Ceremonial of their Majesties' Coronation.
229 then present; by Bernard-Edward Duke of left, and offered up the prayer, “O Lord, Norfolk and fifteen other Dukes; by Charles- the Giver of all perfection,” &c. The Queen, Jogoldesby Marquess of Winchester and being thus anointed and crowned, and havseventeen other Marquesses : hy Jobo Earling received all her ornaments, the choirs of Shrewsbury and sixty other Earls ; by sang the Hallelujah Chorus. At the comHenry Viscount Hereford and pine other mencement of the chorus, the Queen arose, Viscounts; and by Henry-William Lord de and, supported as before, ascended the Ros and fifty-seven other Barons.* During theatre (reverently bowing to his Majesty the ceremony, the choir sang an anthem, as she passed the throne) and was conducted and the Treasurer of his Majesty's House- to her own throne on the left hand of that hold threw about the Medals of the Coro- of the King, where her Majesty reposed until nation.t
the conclusion of the chorus.
The Holy SACRAMENT. The ANOINTING, CROWNING, AND Ex
After the Chorus, the two Bishops, who THRONING OF THE Queen.
had read the Epistle and Gospel, received Her Majesty the Queen having reposed from the altar, by the hands of the Archherself in her chair on the south side of the bishop, the Patina and the Chalice, which altar, during the Coronation and Inthroni- they carried into St. Edward's Chapel, and zation of his Majesty, arose as soon as the brought from thence the Bread upon the anthem was ended, and, being supported as Pativa, and the Wine in the Chalice. Their before, went to the altar, attended by her Majesties then descended from their thrones, Trainbearer and Ladies-assistants; and her and went to the altar, where the King, takMajesty kpelt whilst the Archbishop said ing off his Crown, delivered it to the Deputy the
prayer of consecration. Her Majesty Lord Great Chamberlain to hold, and the then rose and went to the Chair, at which Sceptres to the Dukes of Norfolk and Richshe was to be anointed and crowned, and mond. Then the Bishops delivered the Pawhich was placed on the left of King Ed- tina and Chalice into the King's hands ; and ward's Chair, somewhat nearer to the altar ; his Majesty delivered them to the Archand standing there, the Countess Brownlow bishop, who reverently placed the same upon took off her Majesty's circle of gold, and the altar, covering them with a fair linen delivered it to her Lord Chamberlain. The cloth. The Queen also taking off her Queen then knelt down; and the Duchesses Crown, delivered it to her Lord Chamberof Richmond, Montrose, and Northumber- lain to hold, and the Sceptres to those land, and the Marchioness of Lansdowne, Noblemen who had previously borne them. having been summoned by Garter, severally Their Majesties then went to their chairs, left their places and repaired to the area, on the south side of the area. When the where, holding a rich pall of cloth of goll Archbishop and the Dean had communiover her Majesty, the Archbishop poured cated, their Majesties received the Sacrathe consecrated oil upon her head, saying, ment, the Archbishop administering the “ In the name of the Father," &c. Then Bread, and the Dean of Westminster the the Archbishop received, from the officer Cup. The King and Queen then put on of the Jewel-office, the Queen's Ring, and their Crowos, and, taking the Sceptres in
the same on the fourth finger of her their hands as before, repaired again to their Majesty's right hand, saying, “ Receive this Thrones, supported and attended as before. Ring," &c. The Archbishop thereupon The Archbishop then read the Communion took the Crown from the altar, and reve- Service, and pronounced the blessing; and, rently set it on the Queen's head, saying, at the conclusion, the trumpets sounded and “ Receive the Crown,” &c. Her Majesty the drums beat. being crowned, the three Princesses of the After which, his Majesty, attended as beBlood Royal and all the dowager Peeresses fore, the Four Swords being carried before and Peeresses present put on their coronets. him, descended into the area, and passed They were in number seven Duchesses, through the door on the south side of the thirteen Marchionesses, twenty-nine Coun- altar, into St. Edward's Chapel ; and the tesses, five Viscouutesses, and thirty-one Noblemen, who had carried the Regalia, Baronesses.
received them from the Dean of WestminThen the Archbishop placed the Sceptre ster as they passed by the altar into the with the Cross in her Majesty's right hand, Chapel. The Queen, at the same time, and the Ivory Rod with the Dove in her descending from her throue, went into the
* The names of all the Peers and Peeresses present are recorded in the London Gazette. The whole number of Peers of the three kingdoms is about 510; of whom only 166, quite a third, were present. Mauy of the Peers of Ireland are not legally entitled to their privileges, from not having proved their right before the House of Lords.
+ Obverse, a profile of the King; reverse, a profile of the Queen ; modelled by Chantrey, and engraved by Wyon. The tickets of adinission were not the same beautiful works of art as at the coronation of George the Fourth.
(Sept. same chapel at the door on north side of ronation dinner in Westminster Hall, he the altar. Their Majesties being in the privately entertained a large party at St. Chapel, the King, standing before the altar, James's, including the Duke and Duchess of delivered the Sceptre with the Dove, which Cumberland, the Duke of Sussex, the Duke bis Majesty had borne in liis left hand, to and Duchess of Gloucester, the Landgra. the Archbishop, who laid it upon the altar. vine of Hesse Homburg, the Princess AuHis Majesty was then disrobed of his Royal gusta, the Duchess of Cambridge, the Duke robe of state, or Dalmatic Robe, and arrayed of Saxe Meiningen, the Duke of Saxe Weiin his Royal robe of purple velvet by the mar, the Archbishops of Canterbury and Deputy Lord Great Chamberlain. The York, the Dukes of Norfolk, Leeds, DevonArchbishop then placed the Orb in his Ma- shire, Buccleuch, Gordon, Dorset, Leinster, jesty's left hand. The Noblemen, who had and Wellington; the Duchess of Gordon ; carried the Gold Spurs, and St. Edward's the Marquesses of Winchester, Exeter, Staff, delivered the same to the Dean, to be Camden, and Cholmondeley; the Marby him deposited on the altar. Whilst their chioness of Winchester; the Earls of DenMajesties were in St. Edward's Chapel, the bigh, Albemarle, Belfast, Brownlow, Howe, Officers of Arms arranged the returning pro- Amherst, Cawdor, and Munster; the Councession, which moved at the moment when tess of Anherst; Lords Frederick, Adolthe King and Queen left the Chapel. phus, and Augustus Fitzclarence ; Viscounts
Their Majesties, and the Princes and Combermere and Valletort; Lady Georgiana Princesses, then proceeded out of the Choir, Bathurst ; Sir Augustus d'Este, Sir Philip and to the west door of the Abbey, attended Sidney, Sir Robert Orway, Sir W. H. Freas before ; their Majestics wearing their manile, Sir Fred. Watson, Sir Benj. SteCrowns ; the King bearing in his right hand phenson, Rt. Hop. Mr. Grosvenor, Mr. and the Sceptre with the Cross, and in bis left Mrs. Stanhope. the Orb; and the Queen bearing in her right Earl Grey gave a dinner to a numerous hand her Sceptre with the Cross, and in her party of Peers ; Lord Palmerston to the whole left the Ivory Rod with the Dove : their of the Foreign Ministers; Lord Althorp to the Royal Highnesses the Princes and Princesses Governor of the Bank, the Chairmau of the wearing their coronels; and the Princes, who several financial boards, and many members were Field-Marshals, carrying their batons. of the House of Commons; and the Lord The Four Swords were borne before the Mayor to the Aldermen and a numerous King, in the same order as before. The party. Dean and Prebendaries, and the Bishops, Throughout the metropolis the day was who had carried the Bible, the Chalice, and kept as a general holiday. All business was the Patina, remained in the Choir. The suspended, and the shops closed. The new Noblemen who had severally carried the entrance to St. James's Park from Carlton Crowns, the Orb, the Sceptre with the Terrace was opened for the first time. At Dove, the Spurs, and St. Edward's Staff, about five o'clock Mr. and Mrs. Graham walked in the same places as before ; those ascended from the Green Park in their balNoblemen who had staves and hatons carry- loon, which was visible to the inhabitants of ing the same ; all Peers weariog their coro- the metropolis for a full hour. They denets; and the Archbishops, and the Bishops scended safely at Heringate Hall, Essex, supporting their Majesties, wearing their twenty-three miles from London. caps; and the Kings of Arms their crowns. In the evening the metropolis was univer
Od the arrival of their Majesties on the sally illuminated, and all the Governmept platform without the west entrance, Garter Offices were particularly splendid. A very proclaimed his Majesty's Style, as follows: grand discharge of fire-works in Hyde Park
L“ The Most High, Most MIGHTY, AND lasted from nine to eleven o'clock. Vaux-
describe the processions, feastings, and ilThe Faith: King Of HANOVER, DUKE OF luminations in every provincial town; and in BRUNSWICK AND OF LUNENBURGII."
several cases the day was chosen for transacThe Swords and the Regalia were re- tions of greater importance and utility. ceived, in the Robing-chambers, by the Her Royal Highness the Princess Sophiaofficers of the Jewel-office appointed for Matilda of Gloucester* laid the first stone that purpose. The ceremonies were con- of a new church at St. Leonard's, Dear cluded at about three o'clock, when their Hastings. Majesties, and the Princes and Princesses of the Blood Royal, returned to St. James's • The Duchess of Kent and the Princess Palace with the same state as in their pro- Victoria remained in retirement in the Isle ceeding to the Abbey.
of Wight. This gave rise to some angry
remarks; but the determination is stated to As the economy of the age did not allow have been occasioned only by the delicate his Majesty to give his Peers the usual Co- state of health of the Princess Victoria.