King Charles III’s Coronation

Publication date 11 May 2023

King Charles III’s Coronation took place on the 6th of May at Westminster Abbey, London.

As His Majesty is the Sovereign Head of the Order, our Lord Prior, Professor Mark Compton GCStJ, was part of King Charles III’s Procession.

The Lord Prior said: "It is a huge honour to represent the Order of St John at the Coronation of King Charles III today. The Coronation of our Sovereign Head is a historic moment in all our lives; may this moment mark the beginning of a prosperous and fulfilling reign".

The Officers of the Court of the Lord Lyon were on duty at the Coronation, resplendent in their state regalia. We are very fortunate, and proud, that several of the Court are members of the Priory of Scotland, amongst them The Lord Lyon himself, Dr Joe Morrow CVO CBE KC LLD.

Below are pictures shared from the Coronation.

Coronation 1

Pictured From Left to Right - Hon Adam Bruce OStJ WS (Marchmont Herald), Dr Joseph Morrow CVO CBE KStJ KC LLD (Lord Lyon King of Arms), The Lord Prior, Mark Compton GCStJ, George Way of Plean CStJ LLB SSC (Carrick Pursuivant) and Colin Russell OStJ (Falkland Pursuivant Extraordinary)

The court of Lord Lyon in Westminster

Pictured from Left to Right officers of the Lyon Court - Liam Devlin (Rothesay Herald); Roddy Macpherson (Unicorn Pursuivant); Hon Adam Bruce (Marchmont Herald) OStJ; George Way of Plean (Carrick Pursuivant) CStJ; Dr Joseph Morrow C.V.O., C.B.E., K.C (Lord Lyon King of Arms) KStJ; Colin Russell (Falkland Pursuivant Extraordinary) OStJ; Sir Crispin Agnew of Lochnaw Bt., L.V.O., K.C. (Albany Herald Extraordinary); John Stirling W.S., (Ormond Pursuivant); Professor Gillian Black (Linlithgow Pursuivant Extraordinary); Philip Tibbetts (March Pursuivant Extraordinary)


 King Charles III and Lord Lyon King of Arms in Scotland and past Chancellor of the Priory of Scotland Dr Joseph Morrow CBE KStJ.


Colin Russell OStJ with Philip Tibbetts, March Pursuivant