LONDON ENGLAND.- The st edward’s crownwhich will be used by King Carlos III, was removed from the Tower of London to be modified for the new monarch who will hold his coronation on May 6.
According to the announcement of Buckingham PalaceAs part of the tradition, this jewel will be used at the coronation of Carlos III in Westminster Abbey. In the same way, he will use the Imperial State Crown during the service.
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Likewise, he informed that the crown of San Eduardo is the one that has historically been used in coronations and was used by Queen Elizabeth on her coronation day in 1953.
The crown is made of solid gold, inlaid with rubies, amethysts, sapphires, garnets, topaz, and tourmalines.
This is the centerpiece of the British Crown Jewels, a collection on display at the Tower of London that attracts more than a million visitors a year.
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He has a purple velvet skullcap with an ermine band and is just over 12 inches tall. It was last worn by Queen Elizabeth II, at her coronation in 1953.
Carlos will only wear the crown at the ceremony
The heavy crown, weighing more than 2 kilos, will be used by King Carlos III at the time of his crowning. When I leave the Westminster Abbey he will exchange it for the Imperial State Crown, which is used on more occasions.
The St Edward’s Crown was made for King Charles II in 1661 to replace a medieval crown believed to date back to Edward the Confessor.
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The original was cast by British MPs in 1649 after the execution of Charles I. For hundreds of years, the crown was only worn at coronation ceremonies because it was too heavy. It was modified to make it lighter for the coronation of King George V in 1911.
For his coronation ceremony, he decided to have a less majestic ceremony than that of his mother, who died after having served 70 years at the head of the throne of England.