King Charles III and The Gazette

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Ahead of the coronation due to take place on Saturday 6 May 2023, Russell Malloch examines aspects of King Charles III's life that have left a record in The Gazette, covering his birth in 1948 through to his succession to the Crown in 2022.

The Gazette notices mainly refer to appointments that were made in the name of the sovereign, and were normally prepared by officers of the Royal Household, such as the secretary of the Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood, or officials in government departments, such as the Crown Office or the Ministry of Defence.

While notices inevitably reflect only a small part of a complex life story, they shed light on aspects of the royal functions, and on important elements of the King’s career and work before he came to the throne.


Family matters

Prince of Wales

Peer and counsellor

Knight of the Garter

British honours

Commonwealth awards

Armed forces

Other notices

About the author

Russell Malloch is a member of the Orders and Medals Research Society and an authority on British honours.

See also

The Accession of King Charles III

Succession to the Crown: An introduction

Gazette Firsts: The history of The Gazette and royal coronations


The Gazette

Publication date: 11 April 2023

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