Penny Mordaunt (50) had at the coronation of King Charles III. (74) played a special role: the British politician from the Conservative Party (Tories) and leader of the House of Commons carried the sword of state at the historic event and presented it to the king on his throne.
She turned heads at the ceremony in a teal blue dress with gold appliqués and a matching cape and headband. Her £2,000 dress was from Safiyaa label, according to the British Daily Mail. For the first time in history, the jeweled sacrificial sword was carried by a woman and presented to the monarch. Previously, the sword was blessed by the Archbishop of Canterbury and then given to the King by Penny Mordaunt. The politician has been hailed for playing her role with dignity on social media.
There are five swords of state that were brought out of the tower for the coronation ceremony: one "The Great Sword of State" with a total length of 128.5 centimeters. It was presented to the monarch after the anointing, but before the actual coronation. The coronation also featured the Jeweled Sword of State, made for the coronation of George IV in 1821. It is considered the most beautiful and valuable sword in the world. Also present at the church were "The Sword of Mercy", "The Sword of Spiritual Justice" and "The Sword of Judicial Justice".