iPhone designer Sir Jony Ive creates emblem for the coronation of King Charles III


Phone designer Sir Jony Ive has created an emblem to mark the coronation of Charles III inspired by the King’s “love of the planet, nature, and his deep concern for the natural world”.

Sir Jony and his creative collective, LoveFrom, have produced the insignia to celebrate Charles’s new reign.

It features a stylised image of St Edward’s Crown, which will be used to crown the monarch, created from the rose of England, thistle of Scotland, daffodil of Wales and the shamrock of Northern Ireland, in the red, white and blue of the Union flag.

Sir Jony said: “It is such an honour to be able to contribute to this remarkable national occasion, and our team is so very proud of this work.

“The design was inspired by King Charles’s love of the planet, nature, and his deep concern for the natural world.

“The emblem speaks to the happy optimism of spring and celebrates the beginning of this new Carolean era for the United Kingdom.

“The gentle modesty of these natural forms combine to define an emblem that acknowledges both the joyful and profound importance of this occasion.”

Design guru Sir Jony Ive

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The coronation emblem will feature throughout a special bank holiday weekend which will begin when Charles is crowned on Saturday May 6 at Westminster Abbey.

The following day, thousands of spectators – awarded tickets in a national ballot – will watch a star-studded Windsor Castle concert as the celebrations continue.

It will also be seen at other national events, street parties and community gatherings marking the historic event and be used on all official merchandise commemorating the coronation.

The Briton joined Apple in 1992, taking over its design team in 1996, and was responsible for some of the tech giant’s biggest products – including the iPod, iPhone and iPad – before leaving the firm in 2019.

Originally from Chingford, north-east London, he studied design at Newcastle Polytechnic – now Northumbria University and was knighted in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace in 2012.

Sir Jony has supported projects involving Charles in the past, having designed the layout of the charter document for the royal’s Terra Carta or Earth Charter project launched in 2021.

It was an ambitious Magna Carta-style charter to encourage the private sector to safeguard the planet by adopting sustainability and invest 10 billion dollars (£8 billion) in “natural capital”.

The two men also joined forces in 2021 to encourage students to create high-impact, low-cost solutions to help the world transition to a sustainable future under a project from the Terra Carta Design Lab initiative.

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