The Coronation glove or gauntlet is made for the Sovereign’s right hand. His Majesty The King has decided to reuse the Coronation Glove made for the Coronation of his grandfather, King George VI, in the interests of sustainability and efficiency. It was presented by the Worshipful Company of Glovers, made by Dents the glovemakers, and embroidered by Edward Stillwell & Company in 1937. The glove has been kept in the Royal Collection.
This Glove has been conserved by Dents with support from the Worshipful Company of Glovers and re-presented by the Company ahead of the Coronation on 6th May. The duplicate spare glove GCT 25748 is part of the glove collection. The Glove is made of white kid leather and the gauntlet is 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 hand with an embroidered ducal coronet with red velvet above the coat of arms of the family of the Dukes of Newcastle. The wrist is lined with red silk satin.
The Glove is worn to hold the Sovereign’s Sceptre during the Crowning. At the Coronation on 6th May, the Coronation Glove will be presented to His Majesty by Lord Indarjit Singh of Wimbledon.