- Queen Elizabeth’s Imperial State Crown, orb and scepter sat atop her coffin at her state funeral service on September 19.
- They were later removed during a committal ceremony at St George’s Chapel.
- All three items that form part of the Crown Jewels are expected to be returned to the Tower of London.
Queen Elizabeth II is at her final resting place, St. George’s Chapel. Her state funeral at Westminster Abbey has ended after 10 days of national mourning in the UK. After Queen Elizabeth’s imperial state crown, orb and scepter are on her coffin, where do they go? Know in advance where the historical pieces are going.
Queen Elizabeth’s Imperial State Crown, orb and scepter lay on her coffin in Westminster Abbey
After her death on 8 September, the Queen’s lead-lined coffin made its way from Balmoral Castle back to England. Then the laying-out began in Westminster Hall. Members of the public waited in a long line to pay their respects to the late monarch.
Through it all, Queen Elizabeth’s Imperial State Crown glittered on a purple cushion on her coffin. Then, on September 19, the Queen’s coffin had changed noticeably as it entered Westminster Abbey.
On top of the coffin was not only the crown, but also the sovereign’s scepter and the sovereign’s orb. Alongside the items were a meaningful floral arrangement and a handwritten note from King Charles III.
Queen Elizabeth’s Imperial State Crown, Orb and Scepter are expected to go to the Tower of London
The Queen’s funeral is over. What now? As the royal family bids one final farewell in a private service, what happens to Queen Elizabeth’s crown, orb and scepter?
The answer: You should go to the Tower of London. Via Yahoo! Messages, the orb, the scepter and the crown are part of the crown jewels. As such, they are expected to return to the tower where, according to Historic Royal Palaces, they have been “protected” since the 17th century.
Although ‘protected’ in the Tower of London, Queen Elizabeth’s crown, orb and scepter are normally on public display. Then they are not used by the monarch.
Queen Elizabeth used the orb, scepter and Imperial State Crown at her coronation in 1953. Each item is considered sacred and has a special meaning in relation to the “powers and responsibilities of the monarch”.
Next, they are expected to be seen at the coronation of King Charles (no date has been announced) when he is officially crowned.
The crown, orb and scepter were removed at a funeral service in St George’s Chapel
Queen Elizabeth’s crown, orb and scepter remained on her coffin until the end of a funeral service at St George’s Chapel. Guests stood in silence during a presentation where the Dean of Windsor placed them on the high altar, according to the BBC.
From there, King Charles donned the Queen’s company camp colour [sic] on her coffin. Then Lord Chamberlain did the same when he broke his Staff of Office.
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