How many jewels are there in King Charles’ ancient crown? London: Britain’s new King Charles III has been given the 360-year-old ancient St. Edward’s Crown to wear, becoming the seventh royal head to wear this crown. The said crown is adorned with priceless gemstones and jewels.
The Imperial State Crown was created for the coronation of King George VI’s father, King George VI, in 1937. Besides other precious gemstones, more than two thousand diamonds are set in this crown.
The St. Edward’s Crown is made of solid 22-carat gold and is adorned with 444 gemstones and precious stones, including sapphires, rubies, and emeralds. The said crown is more than 30 centimeters long and weighs over two kilograms.
The glittering crown of diamonds and gold will be kept safe for the next king’s coronation.
The expenses for the coronation ceremony, which was not disclosed by Buckingham Palace, were reportedly between £6.3 million to £120 million ($17 to $35 billion PKR) according to a BBC report.
It should be noted that in Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation ceremony in 1953, more than £1.5 million was spent, which equates to over $60 million today.