A Bible is known to have been presented to each monarch in this way since the joint Coronation of William III and Mary II in 1689. The earliest specially produced Coronation Bible in the Royal Collection is from the Coronation of George III in 1761.
The Coronation will not only be the first gift offered to the King but truly the most important gift that he will receive!
Blessed are you, Sovereign God and King of Kings,
From the rising of the sun to its setting
your glory is proclaimed in all the world.
You gave the Christ as a light to the nations,
and through the annointing of his Spirit
you established us as a royal priesthood.
As Charles our King prepares for his coronation,
enlighten his heart and strengthen his spirit,
so that we, with him, may bear witness to your truth
and proclaim your praise.
Blessed be God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Blessed be God for ever.