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Imperial State Crown atop Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin colonialism

LONDON – The majestic Imperial State Crown sits atop the queen’s flag-draped coffin because the queen lies in state in Westminster Corridor, alongside along with her scepter and orb.

The crown, the identical one the younger Queen Elizabeth II wore for her coronation in 1953, is adorned with stones together with the 317-carat Cullinan II diamond, certainly one of a number of stones reduce from the greater than 3,000-carat Cullinan Diamond, mined in South Africa in 1905, when the nation was a British colony. The principle stone – the 530.2-carat Cullinan I diamond, additionally referred to as the Star of Africa – rests on the high of the monarch’s scepter.  

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