The story of the Queen's crown is more gripping than any Netflix drama

THE TELEGRAPH | on Thu, Jan 4, 2:00 AM

The Crown. Something we all know about: regal institution; glittery gem-encrusted headpiece; Netflix drama[1]. But the funny thing is we don’t really. The object we recognise (evoked in the opening credits of the series) is the Imperial State Crown - all brilliant-cut diamonds and stonking sapphires - which the Queen wears for the State Opening of Parliament. But this is just a stand-in. The crown with which she was invested by the Archbishop of Canterbury in 1953[2] is another object altoget...

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