10 interesting facts about Queen Elizabeth II
The British community is mourning his death You Elizabeth II on Thursday (8/9) local time. The British royal family announced that Queen Elizabeth II passed away peacefully at Balmoral Castle in Scotland.
As the head of the British Empire, War Elizabeth II wearing a turban as a symbol of his greatness and power. Although the British family jewels have a long history, the Imperial crown is one of the most famous because it was used to celebrate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953.
Today’s British family furniture combines elegance, luxury and history. This crown made of various precious stones and crystals has been passed down from generation to generation and holds various unique and historical items.
Concentrate Bright sideHere are some special facts about Queen Elizabeth II’s crown that are not known.
1. It weighs about 3 kilos
The crown of the British Empire weighs 3 kilograms (about one kilogram) because of the many precious stones that adorn it, including diamonds, rubies, sapphires and emeralds.
2. Royal clothes
Queen Elizabeth II wearing a crown. (Photo: AFP/LEON NEAL)
The tiara worn regularly by Queen Elizabeth II consists of a stunning gold frame, approximately 3,000 diamonds on a silver mount, 17 sapphires, 11 emeralds and approximately 270 pearls. Not only that, there are also large diamonds, rubies and many sapphires, which adorn the front and back of one of the most famous crowns in history.
The British royal crown has been used for generations, so it is not surprising that the crown has been redesigned to get a new look and beauty.
For the coronation of Elizabeth II in 1953, the British monarchy made a new style to make it simple and feminine, as the viceroy was only 27 years old at the time. So, there is a difference between the design used by George VI and the current queen.
4. Ruby in the middle of the crown
The next special feature is the ruby or the ‘Ruby of the Black Prince’ in the middle of the crown which is often used.
It is said that this gem was owned by Peter I of Castile, known as “The Cruel” and sometimes as “The Just,” before it was given to Edward, Prince of Wales, known as the “Black Prince.” This prince was given the stone as a gift in the year 1367 to defeat the enemy in the war.
5. There is a “Crown Jewels” exhibition.
Many kings and queens of England keep their crowns, gowns, balls, sceptres and other valuables in the famous Tower of London. The tower is known by its official name Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and the Tower of London.
These items are known as the “Crown Jewels” and are on public display. More than 30 million people have seen this amazing collection, which is probably the most visited collection in the UK, and perhaps the whole world.
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