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The Crown Jewels

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The Crown Jewels
Maia Mustimets
10.c
NRG

Elisabeth II
The jewels are housed in the Jewel House at the Tower of London

Coronation traditions
Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom
* Collection of more than 100 historic ceremonial objects
* Crowns, sceptres, orbs, swords, rings, spurs, trumpets, plates, candlesticks and the royal robes etc

Thank you!
References
Coronation of Queen Elisabeth II
Tower of London
*Elizabeth II was crowned on
2 June 1953,
having ascended the throne on
6 February 1952

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Became Queen at the age of 25
The Royal Family at Work | The Crown Jewels
www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxaYtdp4U3Q
*Queen of the United Kingdom and
the other Commonwealth realms

* 21 April 1926 - Born. (Now 89 years old)
Father: King George VI
Mother: Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon

*married to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
* four children and eight grandchildren.
* longest-reigning monarch in British history.
* The monarch is formally crowned and invested with regalia
* Usually several months after the death of the previous monarch
* Considered a joyous occasion
* Would be inappropriate when mourning still continues
St Edward’s Crown
* Used at the moment of coronation
* Made of solid gold
* Set with semi-precious stones
* Velvet “Cap of Estate”
* The most magnificent of all the Crown Regalia
* Made in 1838 for the Coronation of Queen Victoria

* The Black Prince’s Ruby is set into the central panel
* 4 rubies, 11 emeralds, 17 sapphires, 277 pearls and over 3000 diamonds
The Imperial State Crown
Queen Mary’s Crown
* Made for Queen Mary
* Third Star of Africa and Fourth Star of Africa
* Cut from the Cullinan I diamond, the biggest diamond in the world
* Personal property of Queen Elizabeth II

* Has remained unworn since Queen Mary’s death
* https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crown_Jewels_of_the_United_Kingdom
* http://royalexhibitions.co.uk/crown-jewels-2/royal-regalia/
* http://obsessedbyjewelry.com/the-crown-jewels-is-a-new-set-on-the-drawing-board-for-kate/
* https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_II
* http://www.royal.gov.uk/hmthequeen/hmthequeen.aspx
* http://www.biography.com/people/queen-elizabeth-ii-9286165
* https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crown_Jewels_of_the_United_Kingdom
* https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coronation_of_the_British_monarch
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