Available to pre-order now for delivery from the 29th April is the new Matchbox Collectors Coronation Gold State Coach created to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III.
The Gold State Coach is a quintessential piece of British royal history, used at every coronation since 1821. In honor of King Charles III – whose own ceremony will take place May 6, 2023 – we’re proud to offer this regal replica and celebrate a globally historic event. Our collectible also pays tribute to the 70th anniversary of Matchbox cars. One of the most popular 1953 castings was also a replica of the Gold State Coach, created in honor of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation. You could rightly say that our new edition is arriving at a perfectly timed, full-circle moment.
The model is 1:64 scale and includes fixed figurines of the King and Queen Consort in the carriage interior. It is priced at £60.
More about the Coronation Gold State Coach
The Coronation Gold State Coach is a symbol of British monarchy and a remarkable piece of artistry. The coach is used to transport British monarchs to their coronation ceremony in Westminster Abbey. This gilded masterpiece was crafted by the esteemed coachmaker Samuel Butler in 1762 and is adorned with 24-carat gold leaf and intricate carvings.
The coach stands at an impressive height of 6.5 meters and weighs a staggering 4 tonnes. It is pulled by eight horses and is manned by a team of four postilions. The interior of the coach is lined with plush velvet and embellished with hand-carved woodwork. The roof of the coach is adorned with a crown, while the body is embellished with intricate carvings and sculptures, including a figure of Britannia, the emblematic female personification of Great Britain.
The coach has been used in every coronation ceremony since that of King George IV in 1821. It has also been used in several state occasions, such as jubilees and weddings. The coach is a true symbol of the grandeur and opulence of the British monarchy, and its use in coronations is a testament to the enduring traditions of the British royal family.
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