Photography book celebrating early days of King Charles III’s reign is published
The Royal Collection Trust is releasing a commemorative book of behind-the-scenes photos showing King Charles III’s ascent to the throne as well as his first months as King.
A Monarch in the Making: From Accession to Coronation will also show Charles taking part in state visits alongside Queen Camilla.
Charles III and Camilla were crowned on May 6 at Westminster Abbey but officially became King and Queen from the moment the former Queen died on September 8.
Last week, the latest part of his coronation took place when he was presented with the Scottish crown jewels on a trip to Edinburgh.
The King is also photographed handing out Maundy Money and continuing the tradition of sending wishes for special birthdays and wedding anniversaries to the British public.
A Monarch in the Making will also give finer details of the planning behind the coronation, which was known as Operation Golden Orb.
The publisher said: “Throughout, the book is richly illustrated with photographs of The King and Queen performing their new duties, meeting with the public and supporting charitable causes – highlighting the many steps that have steadily transformed the reign of Queen Elizabeth II into the reign of King Charles III.”
Other aspects of the coronation day explored in the book include the military procession, the service and the music, from the Ascension Choir to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s coronation anthem Make a Joyful Noise.
A Monarch in the Making is available for £19.95 from Royal Collection Trust shops and www.rct.uk/shop.
It will be available in bookshops from July 27 for £24.95.