The “journey” of the Queen’s Crown, from Elizabeth’s coffin to the tower-

The “journey” of the Queen’s Crown, from Elizabeth’s coffin to the tower-
The “journey” of the Queen’s Crown, from Elizabeth’s coffin to the tower-
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from Enrica Roddolo

On the coffin the Imperial Crown sparkles with its 3 thousand gems together with the Sovereign’s Orb and the scepter: they will return to the Tower of London where the sol crown jewels are kept after the funeral. Then ready for the coronation of Charles III

From our correspondent
London. In front of the coffin on the high bier in Westminster Hall, being there is a personal matter of one’s connection with the Queen. With the Queen and the Crown, represented by the Imperial headdress that watches over the Royal Standard that wraps the coffin.

The Crown Jeweler will follow her to Windsor on Mondayready to take her back before Elizabeth is solemnly buried next to her beloved Philip. The royal jeweler will then return the crown to London and will place in its caseat the Tower of London where he always rests. A broken sleep only once a year for the State Opening of Parliament where the queen – and now the king – enter Westminster. And only two more times in the duration of a reign: for the final farewell to a queen, and the coronation of a new king.

At the Tower of London, on a gentle day caressed by the sun, the Crown Jewels are so less lustrous and sparkling today. The Orb and the scepter are also missing, will be used for the state funeral and then for the family in Windsor. I’m the symbols of Elizabeth’s royal power, those he accepted – taking on his shoulders the weight of the crown. A real burden since with yours 3 thousand gemsbetween diamonds, sapphires, emeralds, rubies and pearls the Imperial State Crown made at the time of the coronation of King George VI in 1937, weighs more than a kilo. And a symbolic weight. At the time of Queen Victoria, the imperial crown was much heavier so much so that to make it more comfortable in ’37 the stones were removed and reassembled in the new more comfortable Elisabetta’s crown. (which is not the only crown that is used for the coronation of the queen, even that of St Edward the Confessor).

On the coffin of the Queen Mum, the Queen Mother, the diamond shone instead Koh-i-Noorwith his 105 carats set in the crown, and with the camellias placed by his daughter Elizabeth on the queen’s banner, he was hoisted on a cannon carriage and carried in the austere and medieval solemnity of Westminster Hall to the Houses of Parliament, the last remnant of the ancient Palace of Westminster, the first palace on the Thames . There, under the high and severe vaults, the Queen Mother was exhibited to the public on the same two-meter high bier on which her husband, King George VI, had received the moved homage of the English. And where now her Lilibet is caressed by the last embrace of her people.

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September 17, 2022 (change September 17, 2022 | 20:05)


The article is in Italian

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