This May, the UK will bear witness to an event that many of us will not have experienced in our lifetime: a coronation. With the last coronation of a British monarch having taken place in 1953, we can only look to historical records – and the tales regaled by our elders – to anticipate the levels of celebration that we’re set to look forward to this year.
But that’s not all – the event is set to take place on the Saturday of a Bank Holiday weekend, which means three-day-long street parties, cookouts, festivals and more. Plenty of opportunity to show off the new hairstyle you’ve been dying to try!
Whether you’re rolling out the red carpet and playing host to guests in your own home, or joining in the celebrations at a public event or round a friend’s house, we’ve put together a guide fit for all eventualities and budgets to help you feel like royalty. Think ‘luxury’ in the most elegant dress. Sleep like a queen with sumptuous bed linen; bejewel yourself with treasures fit for a ball; and top off your look with a crown of high-end hair extensions. Your throne awaits!
The stuff of dreams
Avalana Duvet Set, £125
Belle of the ball
Primark Satin Dress, £15
Seat of power
Parker Knoll Chair, £1371
Jo Malone London Osmanthus Blossom Cologne 50ml, £82
St Essentials Glitter Pigment, £7
Aspinal of London Clutch, £595
From ear to ear
Chalk Earrings, £45
Step it up
Steve Madden Courts, £130, Selfridges