Re: Crowns - arches, structure, design, elements
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As we've studied various films and books and pictures, I have noticed a couple of things about the British crowns. The first is that the jewels on St. Edward's crown are set in ornate gold settings which are a different color and texture from the crown itself. Since we know that some of the jewels survived the destruction of the regalia in the 17th century, I wonder where these settings came from. They are quite different from the gold work in the crown and in the new St. Edward's staff (see thread about it). Is it possible that they are part of an older crown?
The other thing is that in the video about the preparations for the Coronation in 1953 (see Nellie's note from Feb.15) there are pictures of the procession and lying in state at Queen Mary's funeral. I was surprised that her crown was not on her coffin, since we are accustomed to the pictures from the funerals of Kings George V and VI and Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. I wonder why Queen Mary's crown was not used - possibly because the Koh-i-nor diamond had already been removed for Queen Elizabeth's new crown?
- Re: Crowns - arches, structure, design, elements - Nellie February 19, 2013, 7:06 pm
- Re: Crowns - arches, structure, design, elements - Nellie February 19, 2013, 8:50 pm