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King's Chaplains, having dignities, and the Six Clerks in Chancery, in the Painted Chamber; the Vice-Chamberlain, Treasurer and Comptroller of the Household, the Marquess of Londonderry, K.G., the Register of the Order of the Garter, the Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench, the Master of the Rolls, the Vice-Chancellor, the Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas, the Lord Chief Baron, the rest of the Judges, and the Privy Councillors, not being Peers, and the Clerks of the Council in Ordinary, in the Chamber formerly called the Prince's Chamber, or Robing Room, near the former House of Lords; the Knights Grand Crosses and the Knights Commanders of the Order of the Bath, and the Officers of the said Order, in the Chamber formerly the House of Lords; the Trainbearers of His Majesty, the Master and Groom of the Robes, in His Majesty's Robing-Chamber, near the south entrance into Westminster-Hall; the Lords and Grooms of the Bedchamber, the Keeper of the Privy Purse, the Equerries and Pages of Honour, and the Gentlemen Ushers and Aides-de-Camp, in the Room of the Chairman of Committees adjoining the House of Lords; the Physicians, Surgeons and Apothecaries, in the Witness-Room adjoining the House of Lords; the Officers and Band of Gentlemen Pensioners, the Serjeants at Arms, the Officers and Yeomen of the Guard, in the House of Commons and the Lobbies thereof; the Kings, Heralds, and Pursuivants of Arms, in the Lobby between the House of Lords and the Painted Chamber; the sixteen Barons of the Cinque Ports, with the Canopy, the Knight Marshal and his Officers, His Majesty's Band, in Westminster-Hall, at the lower end; and all who were to precede the Knight Marshal #.. Procession, without the North Door of the
Soon after eight o'clock the Peers were called over in the House of Lords by Deputy Garter, and proceeded to the Hall, where the other persons appointed to walk in the Procession had been previously marshalled on the right and left by the Officers of Arms.
At about ten o'clock HIS MAJESTY, preceded by the Great Officers of State, entered the Hall and took His seat in the Chair of State; which was announced by the firing of a gun.
The Deputy Lord Great Chamberlain, the Lord High Constable, and the Deputy Earl Marshal, ascending the steps, placed themselves at the outer side of the table: the Lord High Steward, the rest of the Great Officers, Deputy Garter, and Black Rod arranged themselves near the Chair of State; the Royal Trainbearers on each side of the Throme.
The Vice-Chamberlain of His Majesty's Household, in the absence of the Lord Chamberlain, assisted by Officers of the Jewel-Office, then brought the Sword of State to the Lord High Constable, who delivered it to the Deputy Lord Great Chamberlain, by whom it was laid upon the table; then Curtama, or the Sword of Mercy, with the two Swords of Justice, being in like manner presented, were drawn from their scabbards by the Deputy Lord Great Chamberlain, and laid on the table before His Majesty; after which the Gold Spurs were delivered, and also placed on the table. Immediately after, a Procession advanced up the Hall from the lower end thereof, with the usual reverences, in the following order:
Serjeant of the Vestry, in a scarlet mantle. ,
Children of the King's Chapel, in scarlet inantles, four abreast.
Children of the Choir of Westminster, in surplices; four abreast.
Gentlemen of the King's Chapel, in scarlet mantles,
- * four abreast. Choir of Westminster, in surplices, four abreast. Sub-Dean of the Chapel Royal. IRouge Dragon Pursuivant. Blue Mantle Pursuivant. York Herald. Somerset Herald. The two Provincial Kings of Arms.
The Dean of Westminster, carrying St. Edward's
Crown on a cushion of cloth of gold. Tirst Prebendary of Westminster, carrying the Orb.
Second Prebendary, carrying the Sceptre with the Dove.
Third Prebendary, carrying the Sceptre with the Cross.
Fourth Prebendary, carrying St. Edward's Staff. fifth Prebendary, carrying the Chalice and Patina. Sixth Prebendary, carrying the Bible.
The Dean and Prebendaries having arrived at the foot of the steps, and Deputy Garter preceding them, ascended the steps, and approaching near the table before the King, the Dean presented the Crown to the Lord High Constable, who delivered it to the Deputy Lord Great Chamberlain, and by him it was placed on the table before the King. . The rest of the Regalia were severally delivered by each Prebendary, on his knee, to the Dean, by him to the Lord High Constable, by him to the Deputy Lord Great Chamberlain, by whom they were laid on the table. The Regalia being thus delivered, the Prebendalies and Dean returned to the middle of the Hall. His Majesty then commanded Deputy Garter to summon the Noblemen and Bishops who Were
were to bear the Regalia; and the Deputy Lord Great Chamberlain delivered the same to the Lords by whom they were to be severally carried.
The Bishops of Oxford and Lincoln, who were to support His Majesty, for the Bishops of Durham and Bath and Wells, were then summoned by Deputy Garter, and, ascending the steps, placed themselves on each side of the King.
The second gun was then fired; and the Procession, flanked by the Earl Marshal's Gold Staff Officers, moved forward upon blue cloth spread from the Throne in Westminster-Hall, to the great steps in the Abbey Church; the Anthem, “O Lord, grant the King a long life,” &c. being sung in parts, in succession with His Majesty's Band playing, the sounding of trumpets, and the beating of drums, until the arrival in the Abbey.
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ORDER OF THE PROCESSION.
The King's Herb-Woman, with her six Maids, two and two, strewing the way with herbs.
Messenger of the College of Arms, in a scarlet cloak, with the arms of the College embroidered on the
- The Dean's Beadle of Westminster, with his staff. The High Constable of Westminster in a scarlet cloak, with his staff.
The Drum-Major, in a rich livery, and a crimson scarf fringed with gold.
The Knight Marshal, attended by his four Officers.