If there is one venue that plays the central role in the world of Royalty then it is the Throne Room. The room itself may in may ways seem to exceed in importance than the actual chair and in some cases the two are mutually inseparable in their function and mystical value.
Throne rooms are where the monarch manifests his authority, displays his glory on a very intimate level and in most cases is the place where he receives his crown for the first time. Throne rooms may be permanent fixtures in palaces or great halls of state or may even be mobile to some degree. In some traditions all a monarch has to do is sit down and the very chair mystically becomes the throne and the room an official audience chamber in which to receive officials of state. In one instance, a bed ridden Queen turned her bedchamber into the official throne room of her reign until her death.
The function of the throne room is in essence very practical. It is a place for officials to congregate, meet with the monarch and other officials and also to receive instructions and official commissions. These very practical function then also get embellished with tradition and ceremony to express and underscore values, prestige and privileged responsibility to monarch and the people.
The throne is symbolic of the seat of the mind where plans and decisions are made and executed from. So each one of us knows full well how important these symbols of authority and power are from our own experience. We hope that the historic place of thrones and their mystique in our fairy tale concep of Royalty remain as cosntant symbol of our personal responsibility in ruling our own lives with dignity.