The Crown of San Eduardo is prepared for Carlos III


Three months after the death of the Queen IsabelSome of the preparations for the Coronation of his eldest son have already started. Although Carlos has been king since the moment his mother died last September, it will not be until May when the monarch is officially crowned, in a ceremony that will not have the same pomp as that of the previous sovereign. , but same historical significance. Unlike other countries where there is a tradition of abdication, such as the case of Holland or Belgium, in the United Kingdom, the King is by divine right and, therefore, it is the least strange that he renounces his role and his commitment to God. It is for this reason that the abdication of Edward VIII to marry Wallis Simpson caused a scandal of such magnitude in the mid-20th century.

Coronation of Queen Elizabeth in Westminster Abbey. /Gtres

Apart from dynastic and historical issues, at the moment all eyes are on the role of Carlos III and on the preparations for a Coronation that will be much more discreet than that of his mother. The date has already been officially announced, but there are not many details that have emerged at the moment. As usual in these cases, Buckingham Palace controls a lot the information that is distributed. It is known that it will be on May 6, a day that coincides, curiously, with the birthday of the eldest son of the Dukes of Sussex, Archie Harrison. The list of attendees has not been made public for now, so it is not known if Harry and Meghan will be present at this important event.

As confirmed by Buckingham Palace, one of the most outstanding pieces of the day will be the Crown of Saint Edward. This historic jewel has been the centerpiece of the coronation of monarchs in England for over 350 years, and as announced, it has already been removed from the Tower of London to be altered for the Coronation of King Charles III next Month of May.

Curiously, the Crown has been in use since the Coronation of King Charles II in 1661, after the restoration of the monarchy after Oliver Cromwell’s Republic. This piece replaced a medieval version believed to date back to the 11th century reign of Edward the Confessor.

The Crown of Saint Edward is made up of a solid gold frame in which various pieces are set, such as rubies, amethysts, sapphires, garnets, topazes and tourmalines. In addition, it has four kicked crosses and four fleurs-de-lys, as well as a velvet cap with an ermine band. It is a piece that weighs more than two kilos, which Elizabeth II herself complained about.

Queen Elizabeth with the State Crown. /Gtres

Although it is one of the most important jewels in the Windsor treasury – along with the State Crown – it is not, however, the most expensive. A qualifier that is attributed to the necklace that the Nizam of Hyderabad gave to the Queen for her wedding with Prince Felipe and that the previous monarch has lent on occasion to Kate Middleton.


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