Queen Elizabeth has read in the House of Lords the english government program, as is traditional. And as always it happens, he wore the precious crown, also known as the crown of the queen mother, or imperial crown. This jewel is old less than a century and has been made to Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, wife of King George VI of the United Kingdom, on the occasion of their coronation in Westminster Abbey in 1937. It has a peculiarity: it is the first British crown created in platinum. The jeweler who formed the hat symbol of kingship is Garrard & Co in London, always supplier of royal crowns English. The crown is recent, but the model is old. In fact, the design was inspired by that of Queen Mary, wife of George V.
Let’s look closely: is composed of four arches (less than traditional eight). It is a modular jewel: these arches, in fact, can be detached to wear only the circle. The hat is decorated with precious stones, but one in particular is famous: the diamond of 105 carats (21 grams) Koh-i-Noor. In addition to this great gem, there is a 17-carat diamond given to Queen Victoria by the sultan of the Ottoman Empire in 1856. After the death of George VI, the Queen stopped wearing the full crown. But she put the circle at the coronation of her daughter , Elizabeth II, in 1953. The crown, full of arches, was placed on the coffin of the Queen Mother during her funeral in 2002. Apart from the official events in which is worn by Queen Elizabeth, the Windsor’s jewel is exhibited in the Tower London. Federico Graglia