St Edwards Crown is the most important of all the crown jewels. It is with this crown that the monarch is crowned at the ceremony of the coronation. The original crown was melted down during Oliver Cromwell’s rule. When the monarchy was restored on 29th May, 1660, new regalia had to be made before there could be a coronation. A copy was instructed to be made, to be traditionally used at the actual moment of crowning, but never worn again during the reign. The crown is made of solid gold.
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St. Edward's Crown: This crown was made in 1661 for the crowing of Charles II. The original St. Edward's crown was made for Edward the Confessor and used to crown all English monarchs thereafter until destroyed by Oliver Cromwell during the English Civil War. The only queen consort to ever be coronated with the St. Edward's Crown was Anne Boleyn, proof positive of Henry VIII's commitment to her.