500-Year-Old Crown Of Scotland Placed On Queen Elizabeth’s Coffin ⚰️

The Crown of Scotland was kept on Her Majesty’s coffin in Edinburgh’s St Giles Cathedral as her son King Charles and his siblings watched on.

The sombre moment was part of the service in the heart of the Scottish capital this afternoon.

Made from gold, silver and precious gems, the crown is the centrepiece of the Honours of Scotland which are the oldest Crown jewels in Britain and among the oldest in Europe. 

The crown was made in its current form in 1540 for King James V of Scotland. 

In its earliest form, the crown goes back to 1503, when it was depicted being worn by King James IV.

The Queen had herself held the crown in the same church, St Giles’ Kirk just after her coronation ceremony.

Four crowns will appear throughout the events to honor the queen.

* The first is the Crown of Scotland, which is placed atop her coffin as she lies in state in Edinburgh, Scotland on Monday.
The Crown of Scotland sits atop the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II inside St Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh on September 12, 2022, during a service of Thanksgiving for her life. 

* The Imperial State Crown, one of the crowns Queen Elizabeth II wore during her coronation in 1953, will also be placed on her coffin as she lies in state in London.

* The other crown she wore to her coronation, St. Edward’s Crown, will be placed on King Charles’ head. 

* Charles’ wife, Camilla, the Queen Consort, will wear the Crown of Queen Elizabeth.

This crown features the The Koh-i-Noor diamond and was given to Queen Elizabeth II’s mother in 1937, according to the Historic Royal Palaces.

The diamond was given to Queen Victoria as a condition of the Treaty of Lahore, which ended the first Anglo-Sikh War in 1849, according to Historic Royal Palaces.

Many Indians believe the diamond still belongs to India and that the British stole it, BBC News reports.

The Crown of Scotland was also used at the coronations of her son James VI who went on to become James I of England and her grandson Charles I in 1633 at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

The ancient Crown of Scotland is carried on a cushion preceding the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh in the St. Giles Cathedral here during the National Service of thanksgiving in June 1953.

The imperial state crown on the Queen.

The Countess of Wessex, the Earl of Wessex, the Duke of York, King Charles III, the Queen Consort, the Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence during a Service of Prayer and Reflection for the Life of Queen Elizabeth II at St Giles’ Cathedral.

King Charles III, the Princess Royal, the Duke of York and the Earl of Wessex walk behind Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin during the procession from the Palace of Holyroodhouse to St Giles’ Cathedral.

Huge crowds lined the streets of Edinburgh to give their respects to Queen Elizabeth II

Snipers are seen on the roof of a building by the Palace of Holyroodhouse, in Edinburgh.

Police and security personnel are set for the coming of the hearse carrying the body of Britain’s late Queen Elizabeth II from Balmoral.

Outside St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh. Thousands of well-wishers are pictured waiting for the arrival of the late monarch’s oak coffin which left her beloved Balmoral Castle today beginning a six-hour journey through Scottish towns to the Scottish capital.