|The Imperial State Crown made for|
This is the second crown known by this name. The first—which was very similar—was used instead of St. Edward’s Crown during the coronation itself of both Queen Victoria and her son, King Edward VII, who both complained that the weight of St Edward's Crown was too uncomfortable. The Imperial State Crown is also worn at the State Opening of Parliament.
|The Crown as it is today.|
Seen from the front with the Cullinan II and
the Black Prince's "Ruby."
|The crown seen from the back|
with the Stuart Sapphire.