What is St Edward’s Crown, to be worn by King Charles III on his coronation?

Source: The post is based on the article “What is St Edward’s Crown, to be worn by King Charles III on his coronation?” published in Indian Express on 7th December 2022

What is the News?

Since King Charles III of England was made monarch in September, there has been anticipation over his coronation ceremony and the St Edward’s Crown will be on display for the event.

What is St Edward’s Crown?

St Edward’s Crown is the crown historically used at the moment of Coronation in the UK. It was worn by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth at her Coronation in 1953.

The crown was made for Charles II in 1661 as a replacement for the medieval crown which had been melted down in 1649. 

The original was thought to date back to the eleventh-century royal saint, Edward the Confessor – the last Anglo-Saxon king of England.

Note: Britain is the only European monarchy still using its regalia for the consecration ceremony of crowning the Sovereign.

– Regalia consists of all the traditional clothes and items which someone such as a king or a judge wears and carries on official occasions.

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