Ahead of the Coronation of King Charles III, some of the top British fashion brands are bringing out limited-edition Coronation souvenirs to commemorate the historic event. From Royal Warrant-holder Burberry’s collaboration with the King himself to Harrods’ celebratory tote bag and Launer’s Coronation collection, there’s no shortage of stylish memorabilia to buy ahead of the big day. Here’s our edit of the most fashion-forward Coronation souvenirs to invest in.
Limited-Edition Coronation souvenirs from British Brands
Burberry x Highgrove Scarf
When it comes to Coronation souvenirs, it’s hardly surprising that Burberry has one of the chicest offerings around. The heritage British brand has two Royal Warrants to its name and has just collaborated with none other than the King himself to create this limited-edition silk scarf. Inspired by His Majesty’s beloved Highgrove Gardens, the garment was created as a celebration of the beauty of the natural world and features some of the Highgrove plants as part of the design, including wildflowers such as delphinium, yellow rattle, snowdrop, ox-eye daisy and early purple orchids.
Harrods Coronation Tote Bag
Trust Harrods to create one of the most stylish Coronation souvenirs around. Their smart tote bag is perfect for carrying around picnic essentials for your street parties over the bank holiday weekend, and its practical size and shape mean it will still be a go-to shopper long after the regal event has passed. Made from recycled cotton, the bag’s design incorporates illustrations of Britain’s flags, as well as being embellished with the historic date and Harrods logo, turning it into a treasured keepsake.
Launer Coronation Bag
This historic British brand is known for making the late Queen’s handbags of choice, which accompanied her everywhere she went for decades, and now the Royal Warrant holders have launched a special collection to celebrate the King’s Coronation. The new range features seven limited-edition leather pieces inspired by His Majesty’s favourite racing colours – scarlet, royal blue and black – and encompasses two credit card wallets, three key fobs and two renditions of the Tosca clutch bag, a style that the Queen Consort Camilla is often spotted carrying.
Prices from £130 to £1,650; launer.com
John Smedley The King Scarf
This wool scarf was created in collaboration with Peckham-based visual arts organisation and disability charity Intoart and was adapted from a bespoke illustration by artist Stanley Galton, which John Smedley commissioned specifically for this project. Galton’s design features the most iconic parts of the Coronation regalia, including the Sovereign’s Orb and Sceptre, alongside a selection of decorative leaves chosen to echo the King’s continued commitment to the environment. Crafted in the brand’s Derbyshire mill, the scarf has been made from extra fine Merino wool, in a nod to His Majesty’s connection with The Campaign for Wool.
Lalage Beaumont Banderole
British brand Lalage Beaumont is known for their occasionwear and luxury bags, as well as their chic silk banderole ribbon scarves, which can be tied around the handle of your favourite handbag, worn in your hair or looped around your wrist as a bracelet. Their special edition commemorative Coronation scarf has been designed and printed in England and incorporates British flowers and other symbols of the nation into its design.
Fabergé Coronation Locket
While Fabergé may not be British, they have intrinsic links with the Royal Family, having provided many of the most impressive royal gifts over the centuries. To mark the King’s Coronation, the fabled jewellery house has added two new commemorative lockets to its Heritage collection, in the form of a Coronation crown and a Gold State Coach. The two 18k yellow gold egg lockets are hand-painted with a regal red guilloché enamel and decorated with 17 round brilliant cut white diamonds, as well as featuring the British Hallmarking Council’s new hallmark, depicting the King’s head, “as a tribute to this special year”.
£12,960 each; faberge.com