On Tuesday, Queen Mary’s Crown was removed from display at the Tower of London for modification work before the Coronation of King Charles III, and Queen Consort Camilla. Queen Mary’s Crown will be used for the Coronation of The Queen Consort at Westminster Abbey.
This decision would be the first in the history of using an old crown for the coronation as a new crown was used to be made for the Coronation of the Consort.
The decision targets to reflect the concepts of sustainability and efficiency. However, some minor changes and additions will be undertaken by the Crown Jeweller, in keeping with the longstanding tradition that the insertion of jewels is unique to the occasion.
It is expected that those changes will pay tribute to the late Queen Elizabeth II as the Crown will be reset with the Cullinan III, IV and V diamonds.
The diamonds were part of Queen Elizabeth II’s personal jewellery collection.