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Princess Charlotte’s favourite animal included in King’s coronation invitation

The King’s eldest granddaughter will be very pleased!

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Gemma Strong
Gemma StrongOnline Digital News Director
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The official invitation for the King and Queen's coronation has been unveiled, and there’s one little girl who will be very happy – Princess Charlotte!

On Tuesday, Buckingham Palace released new details about the historic event – see the video below – including Prince George's starring role and the design of the invite.

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The coronation invitation has been printed on recycled card and elaborately decorated with foliage in a design by heraldic artist and manuscript illuminator Andrew Jamieson, a Brother of the Art Workers’ Guild which the King is an Honorary Member.

The wording reads: “The Coronation of Their Majesties King Charles III & Queen Camilla – By Command of the King the Earl Marshall is directed to invite…to be present at the Abbey Church of Westminster on 6th day of May 2023.”

King Charles's coronation invitation
The invitation for the coronation was designed by Andrew Jamieson

At its centre is the motif of the Green Man, an ancient figure from British folklore, symbolic of spring and rebirth, to celebrate the new reign.

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In a nod to the King's passion for the natural world, a British wildflower meadow bordering the invitation features lily of the valley, cornflowers, wild strawberries, dog roses, bluebells, and a sprig of rosemary for remembrance, together with wildlife including a bee, a butterfly, a ladybird, a wren and a robin. Flowers appear in groupings of three, signifying The King becoming the third monarch of his name. 

Princess Charlotte of Wales visits Cardiff Castle on June 04, 2022 in Cardiff, Wales.© Getty
Princess Charlotte loves unicorns!

And appearing amongst the flowers are three animals, taken from the King and Queen's coats of arms: a lion, a bear and a unicorn.

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Princess Charlotte is a big unicorn fan. Prince William spoke about her love of the mythical creature during an Instagram Live in 2021 when he was asked if he thought they existed.

"Well, I think if you talked to my daughter, she'd say they were real," he laughed, before adding "Obviously, it's a trade secret so I can't possibly comment."

Prince George, Prince Louis and Princess Charlotte waving during Trooping the Colour
Princess Charlotte with her brothers

And Charlotte isn't shy about her love for unicorns either.

During her family's visit to the King Power Royal Charity Polo Day in 2019, the Princess was spotted holding a glittery unicorn purse, and then just a few months later on her very first day of primary school, a sparkly pink unicorn keychain could be seen on her backpack.

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