King Charles’ love of the planet and nature has inspired the design of the emblem to mark hisCoronation.
Sir Jony Ive, credited with designing Apple’s iPhone – one of the best-loved gadgets of the modern age – has produced the insignia to celebrate the King’s new reign along with his creative collective, LoveFrom.
The emblem, unveiled for the first time on Friday, features a stylised image of St Edward’s Crown, which will be used to crown the monarch, created from the rose of England, thistle of Scotland, daffodil of Wales and the shamrock of Northern Ireland, in the red, white and blue of the Union flag.
Sir Jony said: “It is such an honour to be able to contribute to this remarkable national occasion, and our team is so very proud of this work.
“The design was inspired by King Charles’s love of the planet, nature, and his deep concern for the natural world.
“The emblem speaks to the happy optimism of spring and celebrates the beginning of this new Carolean era for the United Kingdom.
“The gentle modesty of these natural forms combine to define an emblem that acknowledges both the joyful and profound importance of this occasion.”
The Coronation emblem will feature throughout a special bank holiday weekend which will begin when Charles is crowned monarch on Saturday May 6 at Westminster Abbey.
The following day, thousands of spectators – awarded tickets in a national ballot – will watch a star-studded Windsor Castle concert as the celebrations continue.
The concert – staged on the castle’s East Lawn and featuring global “music icons and contemporary stars” – is the first time such an event has been held in the grounds of the Berkshire royal residence.
It has been reported thatThe Spice Girls are planning to reunite with Victoria Beckham for the historical event.
The outdoor concert will begin mid-evening and last for around two to three hours.
The ballot for tickets opened on Friday at 7am and closes just before midnight on 28 February – with members of the public invited to apply by visiting thisBBC website.
Winners will be allocated based on the geographical spread of the UK’s population and not on a first-come, first-served basis, with 5,000 people each given a pair of tickets in the ballot run by Ticketmaster.
The emblem will also be seen at other national events, street parties and community gatherings marking the historic event and be used on all official merchandise commemorating the coronation.
Government ministers have promised King Charles’ Coronation will"showcase the very best of the United Kingdom".
Meanwhile the King, 74, is said to be working hard to make sure the event ismore “inclusive, relevant and less archaic”.
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