Liveryman Adam Phillips helps His Majesty hallmark a processional cross

On 23rd November 2022, His Majesty King Charles III helped to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the Goldsmiths’ Centre by visiting the trainees and apprentices it supports at its workshops and exhibition space near Hatton Garden, London’s famous jewellery quarter.

During the visit, The King also hand struck the King’s Mark (the town mark for London) onto a Processional Cross for the Church in Wales. This was overseen by Adam Phillips, Deputy General Manager of the Goldsmith’s Company Assay Office and both Liveryman of the Goldsmiths’ Company and the Tobacco Pipe Makers’ Company.

The Cross was commissioned by The Goldsmiths’ Company on behalf of The former Prince of Wales (now The King,) and will be shared by the Church in Wales and the Roman Catholic Church in Wales. Both Churches were represented at the hallmarking. The Cross has been made by the silversmith and master craftsman Michael Lloyd, and with The King’s longstanding environmental priorities in mind – it is created from silver sheet produced from recycled bullion provided by the Royal Mint at Llantrisant, with a shaft of Welsh windfall timber.