Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 2, 1578-1614. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
This free content was digitised by double rekeying. All rights reserved.
DIE Lunæ, videlicet, 4 die Junii:
The Prince created Prince of Wales and Earl of Chester.
THIS Day, the Chamber, commonly called Whitehall, or The Court of Requests, was hanged very richly, from the Upper End, more than Half down towards the Lower End, where was set up a strong Bar of Timber thwart the Room; in the highest Place of the Room, was placed, for His Majesty, a sumptuous Cloth of Estate; and of either Side Scaffolds for Ambassadors of Foreign Countries; on each Side, against the Walls, were erected Seats, one above another, for Strangers and Noble Personages, with the Lord Mayor and his Brethren; in the Midst, upon Forms and Wool-sacks, did set all the Lords of Parliament, and the Judges, in their Robes, and likewise the Officers and Attendants, as on other Days of Sitting in Parliament; below the Bar, was placed the Speaker's Chair, Forms on the Ground, and Seats on each Side, one above another, fit and convenient to receive the whole House of Commons. His Majesty being sat under the Estate (for whose coming all the Lords in their Robes and Seats (except such as attended His Person) and the Prince, as also the Speaker, and all of the Lower House, did wait and attend); the Prince his Highness, honourably attended by divers Noblemen, the Knights of the Bath, Officers at Arms, and his own Servants, entered in at the Nether End of the House, and was, with great State and Solemnity, brought up to the Foot-path before the King; where, kneeling at the first, and then standing, his Highness was, with all accustomed and due Ceremonies, created Prince of Wales and Earl of Chester, and a Patent thereof first read by the Lord Treasurer, Principal Secretary to His Majesty, and afterwards delivered to him: Which done, and all Ceremonies finished which thereunto appertain, the Prince his Highness, in great State and Magnificence, and (some little Distance of Time after) the King's Majesty, departed to the Court at Whitehall.