King Carlos III adjusts the size of a historic crown to his head

The crown that King Carlos III will receive on the day of his coronation, in May of next yearwas carefully removed from the Tower of London, where it has been kept for centuries, and transferred to a secret place to be resized and adapted to the head of the monarch.

A “ultra-high security operation” conducted Friday night “under armed guard” brought St. Edward’s Crown to an undisclosed location so that Mark Appleby, from the “Mappin and Webb” jewelry store, makes the necessary changes so that Carlos III receives it.

Official jeweler to the British monarchy since 2017, Appleby will spend the next few months working to ensure that the diamond-encrusted crown be big enough to fit the king’s head when the Archbishop of Canterbury consecrates it.

Made for the coronation of Carlos II, the Crown of San Eduardo is the most important and sacred of crowns. It is only used for the coronation ceremony.
Elizabeth II was the last monarch to wear the crown of Saint Edward, in 1953.

“Operation Menai Bridge”: the organization of the funeral of King Carlos III is already underway

The coronation of a new monarch does not take place immediately after the death of the previous one, to allow for a period of mourning and the organization of a complex and meticulous ceremony, which is performed following the highly orchestrated “Operation Gold Orb”.

In this way, the son and successor of the late Queen Elizabeth II will be crowned with his wife, Queen Camilla, on May 6 at Westminster Abbey, the scene of all the coronations of kings in England since the 11th century. .

The Crown of Saint Edward was made for King Charles II in 1661.

The king wants his coronation to be more modern, shorter, more inclusive and cheaper than those of Queen Elizabeth (1953) and her predecessors, although the ceremonial will retain the most important rituals, including the sacred anointing and the delivery of the ‘Crown Jewels’ to the king and his wife.

St Edward’s Crown, Named after the holy king and patron saint of England, it was made for King Charles II in 1661 to replace a medieval crown believed to have been melted down by Parliamentarians in 1649 after the revolution and execution of the king.

Symbols of power and spirituality, the British Crown Jewels, carefully guarded in the Tower of London, will leave the famous monument to be worn during the coronation of King Charles III.
The Crowns of the Kings of England are kept in the Tower of London.

The coronation of King Carlos III has a date, but it will be reduced, modern and cheap

Commissioned to royal jeweler Robert Vyner, was created as a replica of the medieval crown of Edward the Confessor, the last Anglo-Saxon king of England. The jewel follows the original design of four crosses-pattée and four fleurs-de-lys, and two arches.

In addition, the crown (30 cm high) is made up of a solid gold setting set with rubies, amethysts, sapphires, garnets, topazes and tourmalines and topped with a velvet cap and ermine sash.

The Imperial Crown weighs over one kilogram, is 31.5 centimeters tall, and has 2,868 diamonds, 17 sapphires, 11 emeralds, 269 pearls, and 4 rubies.
The Imperial State Crown was commissioned for the coronation of King George VI in 1937. Elizabeth II wore it after her proclamation as queen in 1953.

For hundreds of years, the St. Edward’s Crown was only used in coronation ceremonies because it was too heavy for kings to wear on other official occasions. In 1911 she was modified to make it lighter for the coronation of George V, but she still weighs 2.23 kilos.

Following the tradition imposed by Queen Victoria (1838), Carlos III will only use the crown at the time of being crowned. At the closing of the ceremony, he will wear the more modern and lighter Imperial State Crown, which is also used for occasions such as the opening of parliament.

Carlos III will be crowned with his wife, Queen Camilla, on May 6 at Westminster Abbey.
Westminster Abbey has been the scene of the coronation of the kings of England since the 11th century.

Queen Camilla’s crown and the mystery of her “cursed” diamond Koh-i-noor

Weighing more than a kilo, 31.5 centimeters tall and 2,868 diamonds, 17 sapphires, 11 emeralds, 269 pearls and 4 rubiesthe Imperial State Crown was created in 1937 for the coronation of George VI, father of Elizabeth II.

Speculation now centers on whether Queen Camilla will use the “Crown of Queen Elizabeth”, which is adorned with the controversial “Koh-i-Noor” diamond from India, 105 carats, which is currently the subject of an ongoing debate over its rightful ownership.

many indians they believe the diamond was stolen by the britishbut other observers argue that it was “gifted” to the East India Company by the former rulers of the Punjab in 1849 and given to Queen Victoria.


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King Carlos III adjusts the size of a historic crown to his head