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On a lighter note, the Tower houses the Crown Jewels, including the Imperial State Crown, worn by the Queen at Opening of Parliament and for coronations. Description from twoandfro.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

The Imperial State Crown is worn by the Queen at each State Opening of Parliament. One of the youngest crowns in the collection.

The Stewart Sapphire, which had been owned by the Royal House of Scotland for centuries, was also given to George III. The original owner of the sapphire was reputed to have been King Alexander II of Scotland, who had it  set into his crown for his coronation in 1214.  Edward I of England took the sapphire along with the Stone of Scone in 1296, during his invasion of Scotland. His grandson, King Edward III,  later returned the jewel to his brother-in-law David II of Scotland.

The Stewart Sapphire, which had been owned by the Royal House of Scotland for centuries, was given to George III. The original owner of the sapphire was reputed to have been King Alexander II of Scotland, who had it set in the crown for his coronation in

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Tower of London, London, England

The British Crown Jewels at the Tower of London. They have been used by Kings and Queens since 1661 or earlier.

The crown of Queen Alexandra was a new consort crown, whose style was more akin to the European royal crowns, than the standard style of the British crowns. The arches were detachable, which like the crown of Queen Elizabeth, meant the crown could be worn as a circlet.

Crown Jewels exhibition: in pictures

The crown of Queen Alexandra was a new consort crown, whose style was more akin to the European royal crowns, than the standard style of the British crowns. The arches were detachable, which like the crown of Queen Elizabeth, meant the crown could be worn

☆ 530 carats, largest top-quality cut diamond in the world. From England's Crown Jewels ☆

The sceptre contains the Cullinan I diamond. At just over 530 carats, Cullinan I is the largest top-quality cut diamond in the world. This diamond is from South Africa, aka the STAR OF AFRICA diamond

Counting & pattern work with jewels-on-the-crown (",)

Counting Crown Jewels Thought this would be a neat learning craft for pre-school vbs class

The Crown of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.  She wore it with the arches removed at her daughter's coronation in 1953.

The crown of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, with the famous Koh-I-Noor diamond. This crown was made in 1937 for the coronation of Elizabeth (Bowes-Lyon) and her husband, King George VI of Great Britain.

The oldest surviving crown of an English queen, 1370-80. Gold, enamel, sapphires, rubies, emeralds, diamonds, pearls. Recorded in England in a list of jewels and plate drawn up in 1399. Probably belonged to King Edward III or Anne of Bohemia, the wife of King Richard II, who was deposed that year by Henry IV. Henry's daughter, Princess Blanche, married the Palatine Elector Ludwig III in 1402 and the crown passed to the Palatine Treasury in Heidelberg as part of her dowry.

The oldest surviving crown of an English queen, Probably belonged to Anne of Bohemia, wife of Richard II, who was deposed by Henry IV.

St Edwards Crown - Anne Boleyn is the only consort, before or since, to have been crowned with the St Edward crown, which is reserved for the actual monarch. On 1 June 1533, Anne was anointed, then this crown was placed on her, a spectre of gold was placed in her right hand, and a rod of ivory was placed in her left hand. She was basically crowned as regnant.

Edwards Crown - Anne Boleyn is the only consort, before or since, to have been crowned with the St Edward crown, which is reserved for the actual monarch. I know she was crowned as a regent would have been.

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