Re: Crowns - arches, structure, design, elements
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Nellie, jinja, I've posted previously on a thread about Queen Elizabeth's funeral rites being the exception in that her crown was placed on her coffin. Previously, that had not been the practice with Queens Consort and Queens Dowager; it was reserved solely for the Sovereign. In the photographs, you can see the coffin on Queen Mary draped with her personal standard but no crown; if you go back to 1925, you will find the same is true of Queen Alexandra.