Re: Peeresses coronets
Posted by Nellie on July 19, 2012, 7:11 pm, in reply to "Peeresses coronets"
I've been trying to find notes on the dress rules published in The Times for the last 3 or 4 coronations. The rules varied.
But I think you are right that the peeresses might not get to wear coronets if no queen is crowned.
However, the rules can be made for the occasion, which has occurred before, from memory.
I agree that many of the peeresses robes look less than elegant let alone practical.
: Unfortunately, we will not see the grand sight
: of the white gloved arms of the peeresses
: placing their little coronets on their
: heads. Peeresses only get to do that if the
: coronation either features a queen consort
: or a queen regnant. If it is a king only,
: with no consort, peeresses do not get to
: wear coronets. If the whole PC plan comes
: to pass, technically it will be a king's
: coronation only.
: I have a personal opinion on peeresses at
: coronations. First, as I stated before, in
: my opinion a coronet worn in conjunction
: with a tiara looks odd to me, sort of out of
: balance. That's just my opinion. Second, I
: think peeress robes are very dated and I
: don't think I am off the mark by saying that
: a modern, fashionable woman is not going to
: want to cover up an expensive couture gown
: with a heavy scarlet robe. If it were like a
: princess or queen's robe it would be another
: story, as these fasten at the shoulders
: only. But a peeress robe fits like a
: bathrobe with another piece in the rear
: serving as a train. It covers up a
: substantial amount of a gown, even
: Hartnell's revision with the slightly open
: front did little to change the fact that
: these robes becomes the focal part of the
: dressing and not the gown.
: This is all o/t, I know.
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