Municipal and Coronation Robes
Walters & Co have for the last 12 years enjoyed the custom of the City of London and many other City Councils throughout the UK supplying robes for Alderman, Freemen, Common Councillors and the Lord Mayors household including Mace Bearers.
The municipal Corp act established many new Mayoralties throughout the UK and most Mayors want their robes designed on the patternns used by the City of London and its Livery companies.
Walters & Co keeps records of the designs it supplies of Robes and regalia worn by Mayors, town Clerks, Councillors.
During the last 300 years there have only been twelve coronations, the last one being in 1953 for Queen Elizabeth II.
They are made from Crimson Velvet trimmed with white fur and rows of black spots. The rows of spots explain subtly the Peers rank.
- Duke = 4 Rows
- Marquee = 3 ½ Rows
- Earl = 3 Rows
- Viscount = 2 ½
Walters & Co were recently commissioned by Blenheim Palace to make replica Coronation Robes for the Duke and Duchess of Marlborough.