LONDON: The historic 17th-century crown will be transformed for Britain’s new King Charles III.
According to the report, King Charles III will be crowned using the crown used by the late Queen of Great Britain, the coronation ceremony will be held on May 6, 2023.
According to a statement released by Buckingham Palace, the St. Edward’s Crown has been removed from the Tower of London to accommodate a change in size and will be worn by Charles III on May 6, 2023.
Note that this crown weighs 2.23 kg and is made of 22 carat gold. Its circumference is 66 cm and height is 30 cm, while it is studded with 444 precious stones.
The current St. Edward’s Crown was made for Lord Charles II in 1661, having been being used since the 13th century and broke down in 1649. This was around the time his dad was executed.
According to reports, Queen Elizabeth II was crowned on June 2, 1953 in London and wore the same crown, but the current King Charles has a slightly different head size, which is why the St. Edward Crown was moved to change the size.