Crown removed from Tower of London for resizing before coronation

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By Creative Media News

The transfer of the costly crown, which was built for Charles II in 1661, was kept secret until it was delivered safely.

A crown stored in the Tower of London’s Jewel House has been gone, but the Beefeaters can rest easy since it is being resized in preparation for King Charles’ coronation.

Crown removed from tower of london for resizing before coronation
Crown removed from tower of london for resizing before coronation

St Edward’s Crown, the centerpiece of the Crown Jewels admired by millions of tourists annually at the Tower, has been transferred to an undisclosed location for alterations in preparation for King Charles III’s coronation on May 6, 2019.

The movement of the costly crown was concealed until it was delivered securely.

It is believed that versions of the St. Edward’s Crown have been used to crown British and English rulers since the 13th century.

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Crown removed from tower of london for resizing before coronation

The current crown was created for Charles II in 1661 to replace the medieval crown, which was melted down in 1649.

The original was believed to date back to Edward the Confessor, the last Anglo-Saxon ruler of England in the 11th century.

The royal coat of arms of the United Kingdom, the Royal Mail logo, and the insignia of the Armed Forces all feature St. Edward’s Crown.

The coronation will take place eight months after the monarch’s accession and the death of the Queen at Westminster Abbey.

It is believed that the ceremony will have the same essential parts of the traditional service, which has preserved a similar form for more than a millennium, while also incorporating the spirit of the contemporary era.

The coronation of Charles is anticipated to be on a smaller scale and shorter in duration, with some speculating that it will last only one hour.

It is also likely to be more accommodating of Britain’s diverse religious communities than previous coronations, but it will be an Anglican service and Camilla will be crowned alongside Charles.

Peers will be expected to wear suits and gowns rather than ceremonial robes, and some procedures, such as the presenting of gold ingots, will be eliminated.

On June 2, 1953, 500,000 spectators lined the route of the late Queen’s procession for her coronation, which was a carnival-like occasion.

Despite initial objections, the late Queen eventually consented to the presence of television cameras in Westminster Abbey to record the historic event, resulting in a doubling of license holders.

Alone in Britain, an estimated 27 million people watched the coronation live on their black-and-white televisions, and the images were broadcast around the world.

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