An Interesting Look at the Imperial State Crown

As long as I’m on a British Monarchy kick…

I love crowns and tiaras…what girl doesn’t? I often try to decide which of the British crowns I love the most, and I find that it’s impossible to pick one. The Imperial State Crown, worn for the yearly State Opening of Parliament is, however, a perennial favorite, partly because of the amazing gems it contains, and partly because it has a lovely shape. This video, narrated by Queen Elizabeth herself, despite its age, gives a great look at the crown, and tells some of its more interesting history.

I also love the music at the end of the video, (“Zadok the Priest”), which I first heard in the movie The Young Victoria, and later came to realize is actually a part of the coronation ceremony.

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