Dents is delighted to announce that King Charles will wear the Coronation glove we made for his grandfather, King George VI at his upcoming coronation at Westminster Abbey on Saturday 6th May 2023.
This decision to re-use was made with sustainability and efficiency in mind. Sustainability is very important to the King and so he will wear the ceremonial glove previously worn by his grandfather at his coronation on 12th May 1937.
The gloves were originally made by Dents in our Worcester factory in 1937. The one to be worn by King Charles has been kept in the Royal Collection and we supported its conservation ahead of the Coronation. It was presented to the King by The Worshipful Company of Glovers. The duplicate glove is currently in the Dents museum on loan from the Worshipful Company of Glovers.
The glove is made of white kid leather, with the gauntlet embroidered with gilt metal thread, wire and spangles in the form of national emblems including the Tudor Rose thistle, shamrock oak leaves and acorns. The back of the glove has an embroidered coronet with red velvet above a coat of arms. The interior of the gauntlet is lined in red silk satin. The embroidery was undertaken by Edward Stillwell and Company.
A truly special glove and moment for all of us at Dents.
We also crafted the coronation gloves for Queen Elizabeth II (pictured below), King George V and Edward VII. For more on the Queen Elizabeth glove, read here.