Arranged by Sheila Taylor
St Edward’s Crown was made in 1611 for Charles II and is the most sacred of all the crowns. It is used solely at the moment of crowing a new monarch at their coronation. The crown is 12 inches tall, wighs 2.23 kg and is made from solid god set with 444 semi-precious stones. The overall design has 4 cross pattée, 4 fleurs-de-list and 2 arches and contains a purple velvet cap and ermine band.