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Jony Ive designed the royal emblem for King Charles' coronation

English version of the emblem

Made in both English and Welsh versions, Jony Ive says his emblem for the coronation was "inspired by King Charles' love of the planet."

The UK's King Charles will officially be crowned in May 2023, and Buckingham Palace has unveiled the new emblem that will be featured throughout the celebrations.

"It is such an honour to be able to contribute to this remarkable national occasion, and our team is so very proud of this work," Sir Jony Ive said of his design for the emblem. "The design was inspired by King Charles' love of the planet, nature, and his deep concern for the natural world."

"The emblem speaks to the happy optimism of spring and celebrates the beginning of this new Carolean era for the United Kingdom," he continued. "The gentle modesty of these natural forms combine to define an emblem that acknowledges both the joyful and profound importance of this occasion."

Designed in red, white, and blue to match the flag of the United Kingdom, the emblem represents the flora of the four nations of the UK. It features the rose of England, the thistle of Scotland, the daffodil of Wales, and the shamrock of Northern Ireland.

Welsh version of the emblem
Welsh version of the emblem

The overall design is centered on a representation of St Edward's Crown, with which King Charles will be crowned during the Coronation Service. The service will take place at London's Westminster Abbey on Saturday, May 6, 2023.

Ive's work for the Royals follows his typically well-designed remodelling of the UK Comic Relief charity's famous red nose.