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used only for the crowning, this crown was carried out for that of Charles II in 1661. It was brought for the last time in 1953 by Queen Elizabeth II.
The crown of Saint Edouard, centerpiece of the jewels of the British monarchy, left the London tower where it is usually exposed to the public to be modified for the coronation of King Charles III on May 6, announced the palace of Buckingham on Saturday .
worn for the last time in 1953 by Queen Elizabeth II
particularly heavy to wear - more than two kilos - although alleged in 1911, this crown is the "largest and most sacred of all crowns", according to the Description made on the site of the Royal Palaces. Used only for crowns - and in fact, brought for the last time in 1953 by Queen Elizabeth II - It was carried out for that of Charles II in 1661, to replace the medieval crown which was melted by parliamentarians in 1649 after the execution of Charles I.
was it because of the money? Queen wished for reconciliation between Harry and King Charles III. - And failed
because of the money? Queen wished for reconciliation between Harry and King Charles III. - and failed in the last months before her death, Queen Elizabeth II is said to have tried to convey between her son Charles and Prince Harry. But their efforts were in vain. London - Prince Harry (38) has always been considered a favorite person by Queen Elizabeth II († 96), despite numerous escapades of the prince in his youth, the connection with his grandmother was very close.
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This solid gold crown is set with semi-precious stones, notably ruby, amethysts and sapphires, and garnished with a purple velvet hat on a strip of hermine. It is exposed with the jewels of the crown, which see more than a million visitors pass each year.
The Crown left the London tower so that "modification work", according to the Buckingham Palace, can begin, the press evoking resizing. Without being an exact replica of the disappeared medieval crown - deemed to have belonged to King Edouard the confessor (11th century) - she resumed her four patted crosses, her four lily flowers and two arches.
During the ceremony, Charles III will also wear the Imperial Crown, which the monarchs traditionally carry by leaving the Westminster abbey. Created for the coronation of King George VI - Father of Elizabeth II - In 1937, this ceremonial crown was also used during the opening of the parliamentary year. Weighing a little more than a kilo for 31.5 centimeters high, this imposing crown is set with 2,868 diamonds, 17 sapphires, 11 emeralds, 269 pearls and four rubies.
A shorter coronation
who became king with the death of her mother Queen Elizabeth II at 96 years old on September 8, Charles, who celebrated his 74th anniversary on November 14, will be crowned during a turned ceremony "to the future "While being rooted" in the long tradition and the pump of the monarchy ", according to the palace. According to the British press, the coronation, marked by a public holiday on May 8, will be shorter and less expensive than that of his mother. The latter had lasted more than three hours, in front of 8,251 guests.
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