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10-14-2019 07:22 AM
the Queen sits next to the Imperial State Crown while wearing the George IV diadem which is lighter and easier for her to wear. it was carried in with pomp and circumstance.
she was accompanied by Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall
the Queen's arrival
the chamber awaits the Queen's Speech
a good look at the Diamond Jubilee State Coach in which the Queen and Prince Charles and Camilla arrived
10-14-2019 07:33 AM - edited 10-14-2019 07:34 AM
a look at the cloak and regalia
the Gentlemen at Arms await
a closer look at the coach
the Imperial State Crown - which weighs more than 2 1/2 pounds
the Yeomen of the Guard
10-14-2019 07:35 AM
The Queen and Camilla .......
The Imperial State Crown carried on a cushion ......
The Imperial State Crown is 12.4 in tall and weighs 2.3 pounds It has four fleurs-de-lis and four crosses pattée, supporting two arches topped by a monde and cross pattée. Its purple velvet cap is trimmed with ermine. The frame is made of gold, silver and platinum, and decorated with 2,868 diamonds, 273 pearls, 17 sapphires, 11 emeralds, and 5 rubies.
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