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The service of Coronation of King Charles III is on 6 May 2023 at Westminster Abbey, London.

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March 19, 2023 9:47 pm  #1

​Colobium Sindonis

The Colobium Sindonis is the sleeveless white linen garment put on the Sovereign after the anointing.

[This garment has been confused with the simple white dress Queen Elizabeth II wore for her anointing. The white dress with V neckline and full pleated skirt hid the brilliance of her Hartnell gown for the sacred anointing. The white dress was removed straight after. See pic and video below. ]

It is not easy to find a good image of the Colobium Sindonis worn at various coronations.

Link to the Royal Collection.

Next here it is being held for George VI to put on.

Next are pics of QEII's white dress compared with the Colobium Sindonis she wore.

At 5.52 minutes in this video we can see the white dress being handed over to be taken out.



March 20, 2023 3:18 pm  #2

Re: ​Colobium Sindonis

Here are some more details from the Souvenir Album 2013.

The Colobium Sindonis is newly made for each coronation. 
In 1953 it was supplied by Ede and Ravenscroft.

Noman Hartnell had made the pleated linen dress worn for the anointing "intended to show the monarch 'uncovered' in a state of humility without the trappings of kingship".

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