Master of The Robes

The Master of the Robes was an office in the British Royal Household. He was responsible for the King's robes at times such as a coronation, the annual Order of the Garter service and the State Opening of Parliament. Since the reign of King Edward VII, the office has only been filled for coronations (note, the office is not allocated during the reign of a queen regnant). Below is a list of known office holders:

Read more about Master Of The RobesJames I, Charles, Prince of Wales, Later Charles I, Charles II, James II, William III, George I, George II, George III, George IV, William IV, Edward VII, George V, George VI

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