New details discovered on centuries-old chair King Charles will sit on at coronation

The coronation chair is revealing secrets about its lavish construction 700 years after it was made, following the discovery of new decoration details.

Krista Blessley, Westminster Abbey’s paintings conservator, believes she has found a previously overlooked part of a figure during work to clean and preserve gilding on the iconic chair King Charles III will be seated in when crowned.

“I am surprised I’m finding new elements,” Ms Blessley said of the historic chair.

“But that’s life at the abbey, we’re always finding new and exciting things that haven’t been found before.”

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