Coronation of King Francis II
BE THERE OR ELSE...
What is a Coronation? Why are we having a Coronation?
What is the Order of the Ceremony?
What is the Oath?
The Archbishop shall minister these questions; and The Queen, having a book in her hands, shall answer each question severally as follows:
Archbishop: Will you to your power cause Law and Justice, in Mercy, to be executed in all your judgements?
Queen: I will.
Then the Queen arising out of her Chair, supported as before, the Sword of State being carried before her, shall go to the Altar, and make her solemn Oath in the sight of all the people to observe the premisses: laying her right hand upon the Holy Gospel in the great Bible (which was before carried in the procession and is now brought from the Altar by the Arch-bishop, and tendered to her as she kneels upon the steps), and saying these words:
The things which I have here before promised, I will perform and keep. So help me God.
Then the Queen shall kiss the Book and sign the Oath.
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What are Symbols?
The King is given a signet ring at the coronation, and this ring is engraved with the family's coat of arms. A coat of arms is a visual image to show who you are. This ring is used to show the King’s approval. At the coronation, the King is also given regalia. Regalia are the symbolic objects of royalty.
A signet ring holds the family's coat of arms.
A crown is an example of regalia which the King is given at the coronation.
The sword has no tip because it is used for honoring the new King.
What Is Your Job?
You should bring homage to give to the King. Homage are objects which are given to the King. By giving homage you will be likely to start off with a good reputation. The Clergy leads the service, and the craftsmen produce the signet ring. If you don't attend the coronation or you are late, you will be penalized.