Have I got this right? That the Supertunica worn by an English monarch at the Coronation has a historical connection with the uniform of a Consularis of the Byzantine Emnpire?
That it is embroidered with flower symbols for each of the monarch's realms?
That because of a long tradition which few readers will need to have explained to them, Queen Victoria (or, if you prefer, Princess Alexandrina of Saxe Coburg etc..) wore a Supertunica enriched with fleurs de lys?
But that her eldest son 'Edward VII', instead, sported the lotus which was held to symbolise India?
I wonder what ... er ...