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Castles Crowns & Royalty

St. Louis Relic Crown of the Holy Thorns The Louvre, Paris Purchased in 1239 from the emperor of Constantinople

Matt & Andrej Koymasky's Crowns Collection

Fougeres (Ille-et-vilaine), Fougeres Castle, Brittany, France

The King George IV State Diadem, was made in 1820 for his coronation. This huge and heavy diadem includes 1333 diamonds and 169 pearls. The diadem was worn at the coronation of both Queen Victoria in 1838 and Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. Traditionally, Her Majesty wears the diadem every year for the State Opening of the Parliament.