King Charles III Coronation:
The coronation of King Charles III and his wife, Camilla, will take place on May 6, which coincides with the anniversary of the 1910 death of his great-great-grandfather, King Edward VII.
- King Charles III will wear St. Edward’s Crown during his coronation, as is customary.
- St. Edward’s Crown is the oldest of the British royal crowns and is a part of the Crown Jewels collection.
- King Charles II was the first monarch to wear the crown, which was created in 1661.
- The crown is made entirely of gold and is adorned with rubies, amethysts, and sapphires.
- It weighs around two kilograms and is estimated to be worth $40 million (€36 million).
- The crown’s name is derived from St. Edward, who was the final Anglo-Saxon king of England and ruled from 1042 until his passing in 1066.
- Camilla, currently Queen Consort, will wear the crown made for the 1911 coronation ceremony of Queen Mary, consort of King George V, during the coronation.
- For the first time since the 1700s, a queen consort’s crown will be reused in a coronation.