Bow Down to These Dazzling Facts About the Crown Jewels

St. Edward’s Crown

Last used for Queen Elizabeth II in 1953, this crown will be placed on King Charles III‘s head at the moment of his coronation.

Made for Charles II in 1661, St. Edward’s Crown replaced its medieval predecessor that was melted down in 1649. It’s made of solid gold and contains rubies, amethysts, sapphires, garnet, topazes and tourmalines. Worth a reported £2.5million, royal correspondent Sharon Carpenter revealed to E! News that the piece weighs five pounds. 

While he was just 4 years old when his mother was crowned with the same diadem, Carpenter said it was “a significant moment” in Charles’ life. “It really stuck with him.”

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