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Queen Camilla

Queen Camilla to wear Queen Mary’s Crown at the Coronation

Queen Camilla will wear Queen Mary’s Crown at the Coronation on May 6.

Ahead of the big day, the crown has been removed from display in the Tower of London for modification work.

This the first time in recent history that an existing crown will be used for the Coronation of a Queen Consort instead of a new commission being made.

This is in line with Her Majesty’s commitment to sustainability and efficiency, something she and The King are passionate about.

The Crown Jeweller will undertake some minor modifications to the crown ensuring that new jewels can be added reflecting the new Queen’s individuality, as has been a longstanding tradition.

These changes will in particular pay tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as the Crown will be reset with the Cullinan III, IV and V diamonds.

These diamonds formed part of Queen Elizabeth II’s personal jewellery collection for many years and their presence in the crown will be a poignant memory on the day of the Coronation.

Queen Mary’s Crown was made for King George V’s consort for the 1911 coronation.

The controversial Koh-I-Noor diamond will not feature following Her Majesty’s decision to use this crown.