A royal mantle, or more simply a mantle, is a garment normally worn by emperors, kings or queens as a symbol of authority. When worn at a coronation such mantles may be referred to as a coronation mantle. Many princes also wear such a mantle. Sometimes the mantles are worn only once, but in some …
The French emperor Napoleon I crowns his empress. Both wear royal mantles.
Image: Emperor Agustin I kroningsportret
Image: Maximilian of Mexico Winterhalter
Image: Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria Sept. 2006 001