One of the most important and unique of the royal family jewels, the seventeenth-century St. Edward’s Crown has been removed from the front for the coronation of Britain’s King Charles Swimme.
According to the French news agency AFP, Buckingham Palace has said that the crown will be exchanged for the coronation ceremony of King Charles Swim on May 6 next year.
Made of solid gold, the crown is studded with precious stones such as ruby, amethyst, sapphire, garnet, topaz and tourmaline.
A priceless collection of royal jewels, including the Crown of St. Edward, is housed in the Tower of London, which is visited by millions of tourists every year.
The St. Edward’s Crown was last placed on the head of Queen Elizabeth II during her coronation in 1953.
Charles Swaim, who will take over the throne after the death of Queen Elizabeth II at the age of 96, will be crowned.
This crown was originally made for King Charles II in 1611 to replace the crown of the 11th century King St. Edward the Confessor.
The original crown was melted down in a fire after the execution of King Charles I of Great Britain.
The new crown was so heavy that for several centuries it was worn only at coronation ceremonies.
It was later modified for the coronation of King George V in 1911, but still weighed 2.23 kilograms, or about five pounds.
Charles Swim will be crowned St Edward at a coronation ceremony held at London’s historic Westminster Abbey on 6 May. The Imperial State Crown will also be placed on his head during the service.
The Imperial State Crown was created in 1937 for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II’s father, King George VI. In addition to other precious stones, more than 2000 diamonds are embedded in this crown.