Foreign News: THE CORONATION: ROYAL POMP AND RITUAL

WHEN Queen Elizabeth is crowned next week in Westminster Abbey, the pageant will follow a ritual reaching far back into the history of the British crown. The union of the English lion and Scottish unicorn on the royal arms (above) dates from James I. St. Edward's Crown, placed on the Queen's head at the climax of the ceremony, is a copy of one worn by Edward the Confessor in 1042 and was made for Charles II after Cromwell destroyed the original. The Imperial State Crown, which Elizabeth will wear as she returns to the palace, was made for Queen Victoria in...

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