The Crown of Elizabeth II, the history of the legendary piece

Queen Elizabeth’s coffin was adorned Thursday with the Imperial State Crown as came his farewell tour dFrom Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall.

The Imperial State Crown, a shining symbol of sovereignty, which was used by the Queen for her coronation in 1953 and on many occasions throughout her reign, but its weight was equivalent to the great responsibility that a reign entails.

In 2016, and for each state opening of parliament thereafter, it was placed a velvet pillow right next to Her Majesty. It had become, at almost three pounds and loaded with 2,901 stones, simply too heavy a load to carry.

“You can’t look down to read the speech, you have to lift the speech, because if you did, your neck would break, it would fall off,” Queen Elizabeth explained in a documentary. “So, there are some downsides to crowns, but otherwise they’re pretty big things.”

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