When visitors to the Jewel Hall at the Tower of London arrive to enjoy the crowns, they are usually immediately attracted to the Imperial State Crown and the Crown of St. Edward. The are magnificent beyond words. However, there are two coronets on display in the Jewel Hall which I would like to bring to your attention. The first one is the coronet of Frederick Prince of Wales son of King George II and created mid-18th century. The second one is the modern coronet worn by Prince Charles, Prince of Wales on 1 July 1969 at Caernarfon Castle; It was created by the Prince’s uncle Lord Snowdon. The crowning of a Prince of Wales at Caernarfon Castle is a very significant event. I thought my readers who are off to London might like to know a bit about the significances of these two crowns. There are other coronets which belonged to various Prince of Wales over the centuries; however, these are the only examples on display at the Jewel Hall at the Tower of London.
Thomas Moore email: TMooreSr@me.com Telephone: 801.791.9918