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Knights of the Bath, not Peers,

(thirteen in number) in their crimson mantles, collars, and full habits of the Order, carrying their hats and feathers in their hands.

Blue-Mantle,

(H. Pujolas, Gent.)

Pursuivants of Arms,

in tabards of damask, lined with crimson taffeta, having His Majesty's Arms embroidered thereon with gold and silver. Privy Councillors, not Peers.

Rouge-Dragon, (Thos.Sheriff, Gent)

His Majesty's Vice-Chamberlain, (the Right Hon. W. Finch, Esq.)

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in their robes of estate of crimson velvet, their coronets in their hands.

(Norfolk Herald Extraordinary, (Stephen Martin Leake, Esq. jun.)
in a tabard of damask, lined and embroidered as before, wearing a silver collar of S.S.

Bishops,

in their Rochets, with their square caps in their hands, according to the seniority of their

Blanche-Coursier,

(John Suffield Brown, Esq)

consecrations, the juniors first.

Heralds, habited as before. Viscountesses,

Brunswick, (Charles Frewen, Esq.)

in their robes of estate, their coronets in their hands.

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in their robes of estate, their coronets in their hands.

The Lord Chamberlain of the Household, (The Duke of Devonshire.)

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Clarenceux,
(Charles Townley, Esq.)

Kings of Arms.

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in tabards embroidered with the Royal Arms in gold and silver, upon velvet and cloth of gold, lined with crimson satin; with coronets in their hands of silver gilt and caps of crimson satin, lined with white taffeta and turned up with ermine:

wearing also their collars of S.S. of silver gilt, and their
badges suspended to gold chains about their necks.

*The white garment to which the lawn sleeves are attached; the word is derived from the French, which is the same in spelling and signification.

Lord Privy Seal,
(Earl Temple,)

in his robes of estate, his coronet in his hand.

Lord Archbishop of York, should have walked in this place, but the

See was vacant.

Lord President of the Council, (Earl Granville,)

in his robes of estate, his coronet in his hand.

Lord Chancellor, (Lord Henley,)
in his robes of estate, bearing his coronet
and the purse.

Lord Archbishop of Canterbury, (Dr. Thomas Secker,)
in his rochet, with his cap in his hand.

Two Gentlemen of the Privy Chamber, representing the Dukes of

Acquitaine,

(Sir William Breton,)

Normandy,

(Sir Thomas Robinson, Bart.)

both in robes of crimson velvet, with deep capes and broad facings of richly powdered ermine, with hats of crimson and gold, turned up with ermine.

The Queen's Vice-Chamberlain, (Lord Viscount Cantalupe,)

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The Lord Great Chamberlain of England, (Peregrine Duke of Ancaster.)

in his robes of estate, bearing his coronet and white staff.

HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE DUKE OF CUMBERLAND,

in his robes of estate, powdered with six rows of ermine, the train a yard and a half, his coronet composed of crosses and fleurs de lis, and adorned with jewels, in his hand, his train borne by the Hon. Colonel John Fitzwilliam, Groom of the Bed-Chamber to his

Royal Highness.

HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE Duke of York,

in his robes of estate, powdered with six rows of ermine, the train a yard and a half, his coronet, composed of crosses and fleurs de lis, and adorned with jewels, in his hand, his

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train borne by Colonel Brudenell."

The Sword of

State,t borne by

the Earl of Hun-
tingdon,

in his robes,

The Sceptre with the Dove, carried by the Duke of Rich

mond,

in his robes.

The Paten,
borne by Dr.

Zach. Pearce,
Lord Bishop of

Rochester, and
Dean of West-

minster.

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(Earl of Erroll,)

in his robes, with his Coronet

carried by the

Duke of
Somerset,

in his robes.

The Chalice,

borne by Dr.
Edmund
Keene,

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and Staff.

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The Sword of State was, by mistake, left behind at St. James's Palace, and the City Sword was therefore carried in its place; but upon the Procession entering the Abbey, the proper Sword was found upon the Altar.

In some instances, both the King and Queen proceed under the same Canopy, as at the Coronation of William and Mary; the latter being QueenRegent [i. e. a Queen in her own right, and joined with the King in the government,] as well as Queen-Consort. When a Coronation takes place in which there is not any Queen, as in the instance of King George the First, the Archbishop of Canterbury, or whoever has the revision of the Ceremonial and Service, draws a pen through that part of it which relates to her Majesty.

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(Lord Berkeley Powell, Esq.)

A Gentleman of the King's Bed-chamber, (Lord Robert Bertie).

Two Grooms of the Bed-chamber.

Ensign of the Yeomen of the

Lieutenant of the Yeomen of

the Guard,

(Edward Le Grand, Esq.)

Guard,

(Saville Cockayne Cust, Esq.)

Officers

Yeomen of the Guard,

or

Exempts.

in the Royal livery of scarlet and gold,
with the King's badge on their

breasts and backs.

Officers

or

Exempts.

Clerk of the Cheque to the Yeomen of the Guard.

In this order did the magnificent Procession enter the West door of the Abbey Church of St. Peter, the interior of which, like Westminster Hall, was sumptuously fitted up for the performance of the Coronation Service. The platform on which the Procession marched, extended

through several of the principal streets, and was continued up the Abbey-Nave to the Choir, being all the way railed in, and covered with blue cloth. It had also a temporary roof of sail-cloth, on account of the uncertainty of the weather; but when the day became decidedly favourable it was removed. The platform itself was elevated about one foot in height, upon a floor which stood three feet from the ground, and which was between fourteen and fifteen feet in width, where the Guards were placed, who lined the way on either side, while the Officers stood above, within the rails.

The preparations within the Abbey, which was splendidly hung with tapestry, consisted of a Theatre or stage, of three steps, built in the Choir, covered with carpeting, and having two Thrones, or Chairs of State, placed thereon. Eastward of these, and nearer St. Edward's Chapel, were placed two other Chairs, with desks and kneeling-cushions, to which their Majesties were first conducted at their entrance to the Abbey. More eastward still, and opposite the Altar, was placed the ancient Chair of St. Edward (Vide plate 4, fig. 8), in which the King was afterwards crowned and anointed. On the South-side, or right hand, of St. Edward's Chair, were placed two others, with desks and kneeling cushions, as before, where their Majesties were seated during the singing of the Litany and the preaching of the Sermon; and at the North side of the Altar were a chair, desk, and cushion, for the Archbishop of Canterbury, covered with purple velvet.

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