What Object Did King Charles Place On Queen Elizabeth's Coffin

King Charles III placed a certain symbolic object on his mother's coffin, Queen Elizabeth II, at the funeral procedures in Great Britain.

The British monarchy has a long history and tradition behind it. Beyond the burial place and ceremonial procession that took place on Monday 19 September, the actual coffin of the famous sovereign was given special attention.

Several traditional accessories were placed on the coffin, each with a special significance. Some of them are part of the Crown Jewels, a collection of more than a hundred objects that have "incalculable cultural, historical and symbolic value", according to Historic Royal Palaces.

Find out below what specific object did King Charles II place on his mother's coffin.

The Historical Objects Place On Queen Elizabeth's Coffin

Two of the objects placed on Queen Elizabeth II's coffin are the Sovereign's Sceptre and Sovereign's Orb. They are two of the most iconic items associated with the royal family. Both pieces date from the 17th century.

The Sovereign's Sceptre and Sovereign's Orb are important elements in the coronation ceremony of a new monarch. Both the scepter and the orb conceal a special significance for the sovereign's reign.

The royal scepter represents the power and governance of the crown. It has been used since 1661. It features a massive 530.2-carat Cullinan I diamond. It is the largest cut white diamond in the world.

As already mentioned, the orb is also an important part of the traditional coronation ceremony. It was designed as a symbol of the fact that the power of the crowned monarch comes from God. Like the royal scepter, the orb was created in 1661 and is surmounted by a gem-encrusted cross.

The Object Placed By King Charles On Queen Elizabeth's Coffin

A colorful wreath has also been placed on top of Queen Elizabeth II's coffin. According to outside sources, it will be laid with the sovereign's coffin at Windsor Castle. Plants from the gardens at Buckingham Palace, Clarence House, and Highgrove House were used to make up the wreath.

The royal family tweeted details about the wreath: "At The King's request, the wreath contains foliage of Rosemary, English Oak and Myrtle (cut from a plant grown from Myrtle in The Queen's wedding bouquet) and flowers, in shades of gold, pink and deep burgundy, with touches of white, cut from the gardens of Royal Residences".

One of the eye-catching details of Queen Elizabeth II's historic funeral was a note, carefully placed on the wreath on the monarch's coffin. The note was laid among the flowers by King Charles III himself. On it, the Sovereign's son left a few heartfelt and touching words.

"In loving and devoted memory. Charles R", reads the note placed by Queen Elizabeth II's son on the wreath.

Queen Elizabeth II's coffin was carried by nearly 100 Royal Navy sailors on Monday. It was the first ceremony of its kind held in Britain since Sir Winston Churchill's in 1965.

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