King Charles' heartbreaking nod to the Queen and Prince Philip in new Coronation logo

King Charles III's Coronation logo is very symbolic as we look at all you need to know

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King Charles' has a heartbreaking nod to the Queen and Prince Philip within his new Coronation logo.

King Charles' Coronation (opens in new tab) logo has been unveiled and it has a heartbreaking nod to the late Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip.

The monarch took on the role of King in the royal line of succession (opens in new tab), from his late mother the Queen following her death (opens in new tab) in September 2022.

And with the countdown on until the King is officially invested with regalia and crowned, preparations are being made ahead of the big day - as well as a Coronation concert (opens in new tab) taking place the day after.

Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis are expected to play 'prominent roles' (opens in new tab) at the Coronation and his coin effigy (opens in new tab) and new bank notes (opens in new tab) have already been revealed.

And now the official logo that is set to feature at street parties and on social media and printed on souvenirs has been unveiled by Buckingham Palace.

Sir Jony Ive, who is best-known for designing the Apple iPhone, has come up with the logo, and it features some heartfelt details linked to the Queen and Prince Philip.

Whilst the logo is considered a more traditional image, with flowers forming the shape of the St Edward's crown used in the coronation, the floral design highlights the "optimism of spring" and reflects the King's love of nature, says Sir Jony.

"The design was inspired by King Charles's love of the planet, nature, and his deep concern for the natural world," he explained.

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The flowers featured in the design include roses, thistles, daffodils, and shamrocks and notably some flowers were featured in the Queen and Prince Philip's funeral wreaths.

The Queen and Prince Philip both has roses in their funeral floral tributes (opens in new tab) and Prince Philip notably had thistles included within his to represent The Dukedom of Edinburgh - as thistles are the national flower of Scotland and also the symbol of the Royal Order of the Thistle. At at the time, according to the Royal Family's website, Prince Philip was a royal knight of the Order of the Thistle, which is the highest chivalry honour in Scotland.

The palace shared the design and captioned it, "The new Coronation emblem has been unveiled! The emblem will feature throughout the historic events in May, including street parties, community gatherings and on official merchandise.

"The design features the rose of England, the thistle of Scotland, the daffodil of Wales and the shamrock of Northern Ireland, paying tribute to The King’s love of the natural world.

"Together, the flowers create the shape of St Edward’s Crown, with which His Majesty will be crowned in May."

It added, "Created by British designer Sir Jony Ive and his LoveFrom collective, Sir Jony has said of the emblem that it, “speaks to the happy optimism of spring and celebrates the beginning of this new Carolean era for the United Kingdom.”

Selina Maycock
Senior Entertainment Writer

Selina is a Senior Entertainment Writer with more than 15 years of experience in newspapers and magazines. She currently looks after all things Entertainment for, Woman&Home, and My Imperfect Life. Before joining Future Publishing, Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism. She is fully NCTJ and NCE qualified and has 100wpm shorthand. When she's not interviewing celebrities you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories.