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. St Edward, Royal Crowns, Crown Jewels, Edward Crowns, Crowns Jewels, Crowns Royal, British Royal, Crowns Glories, Royal Jewels
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Queen Victoria's Diamond Crown. This very light but ornate crown was used by Queen Victoria for special occasions. She found the other royal crowns too heavy. She found that she could easily wear this crown even over her widow's veil, which she wore after Albert's death for the rest of her life. She first wore the crown in 1871 and on all state occasions thereafter. It sat on her coffin before her burial and she left it to the British Crown after her death.
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.