King Charles’s coronation: Life-sized bust of monarch made from 17 litres of melted chocolate

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There are many words people use to describe King Charles – honourable, empathetic, dignified, strong, and perhaps now “sweet”.

In the days before his historic coronation at Westminster Abbey next week, a life-sized bust of the King has been made from more than 17 litres of melted Celebrations chocolates.

The sugary likeness weighs more than 23kg and took four weeks to create.

It was designed by a team of chocolatiers and model makers who carefully planned how to make the profile view of the King look as much like him as possible.

Different chocolates from the Celebrations confectionery brand have also been added to parts of the bust.

The uniform Charles is expected to wear at the coronation is the same on the sculpture, with the epaulettes – a type of ornamental shoulder piece – embellished with Twix, Milky Way, Galaxy and Bounty Celebrations chocolates.

Maltesers Teasers have been used on the collar, with the medals on the chest of the bust featuring chocolates including Snickers.

Chocolatier Jennifer Lindsey-Clarke constructed the creation, which was made using roughly 2,875 melted Celebrations chocolates.

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EMBARGOED TO 0001 WEDNESDAY APRIL 26 EDITORIAL USE ONLY Chocolatier Jennifer Lindsey-Clarke adds the finishing touches to bust of King Charles III made from Celebrations chocolates ahead of the Coronation. Issue date: Wednesday April 26, 2023.
Chocolatier Jennifer Lindsey-Clarke adds the finishing touches to the bust

“The team studied hours of footage of the King to capture his true likeness and the resemblance is uncanny,” said Emily Owen, senior brand manager for Celebrations.

The sculpture will be on display at Mars Wrigley UK’s headquarters in Slough.

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