First Prize: Noah Sutter, 1st year MPhil/PhD in Economic History
This picture was taken in the Guildhall of the City of London and depicts King Charles III when he was Prince of Wales wearing a modern interpretation of a coronet from the 1960s. The actual coronet was a gift of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths to Queen Elizabeth. A new crown was needed because Edward VIII had taken the Coronet of George, Prince of Wales, with him upon leaving the UK.
The photograph is thus a nice illustration of the complex relationship of the City and the Guilds with the Crown. On the one hand, a Liberty and proud of its independent status with respect to the Crown, on the other hand, of course, deeply interwoven with the Crown's affairs. Literally providing the Crown with a crown and placing this bust of the heir to the Crown within their heart chamber in the Guildhall.
Debbie Fan, 1st year MPhil/PhD in Economic History
Oluchi Egbom, 2nd year BSc Economic History