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Re: Imperial State Crown
It's a bit of a quibble but the word imperial in the description of the crown is actually a reference to the style and design of the crown. Previously crowns were open and not closed with arches.
The Crown of the Holy Roman Empire was a closed crown with arches and closed crowns with arches became known as imperial crowns.
So I see the imperial in imperial state crown more as describing the style of a crown than referring to the status of Britain as an empire.
But Britain was an empire and it's history of colonialism has been in the news so maybe my point is moot?
At a time where so many ofthe remaining countries where Charles is still king have doubts about the continuity of the status quo, wearing the Imperial State Crown might not be the smartest move.
Yes, no announcements yet.
The panel posted shows how the Imperial State Crown has been reshaped for each monarch. That does not happen to St Edward's Crown.
There has been no announcment or statement made that only the Imperial Crown will be used at the Coronation. I think, it is just my opinion/thought, that he will be crowned with St. Edward's Crown, but will depart the Abbey, as did his mother, wearing the Imperial Crown.
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