500-Year-Old Crown Of Scotland Placed On Queen Elizabeth’s Coffin (Photos)

The Crown of Scotland was placed on Her Majesty’s coffin in Edinburgh’s St Giles Cathedral as her son King Charles and his siblings watched on.

The sombre moment was part of the service in the heart of the Scottish capital this afternoon.

Made from gold, silver and precious gems, the crown is the centrepiece of the Honours of Scotland which are the oldest Crown jewels in Britain and among the oldest in Europe.

The crown was made in its current form in 1540 for King James V of Scotland.

In its earliest form, the crown dates back to 1503, when it was depicted being worn by King James IV.

The Queen had herself held the crown in the same church, St Giles’ Kirk just after her coronation.

Four crowns will appear throughout the events to honor the queen.

* The first is the Crown of Scotland, which is placed atop her coffin as she lies in state in Edinburgh, Scotland on Monday.
The Crown of Scotland sits atop the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II inside St Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh on September 12, 2022, during a service of Thanksgiving for her life.

* The Imperial State Crown, one of the crowns Queen Elizabeth II wore during her coronation in 1953, will also be placed on her coffin as she lies in state in London.

* The other crown she wore to her coronation, St. Edward’s Crown, will be placed on King Charles’ head.

* Charles’ wife, Camilla, the Queen Consort, will wear the Crown of Queen Elizabeth.

This crown features the The Koh-i-Noor diamond and was given to Queen Elizabeth II’s mother in 1937, according to the Historic Royal Palaces.

The diamond was given to Queen Victoria as a condition of the Treaty of Lahore, which ended the first Anglo-Sikh War in 1849, according to Historic Royal Palaces.

Many Indians believe the diamond still belongs to India and that the British stole it, according to BBC News.

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