St. Edward’s crown gets modifications for King Charles’ coronation
11 December 2022 | 2:40 pm
The St. Edward's Crown has been taken out of the Tower of London to be modified for the coronation ceremony next year. Charles became the UK's reigning monarch following the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth.
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