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The Diamond Diadem


RCIN 31702

George IV was keen to include references to the national flowers – roses, thistles and shamrocks – in his coronation. Although these symbols were not felt to be appropriate for the State crown, they were included in this headdress, which the king wore in the procession to Westminster Abbey, over a black velvet hat and surmounted by ostrich feather plumes.

Commissioned for the coronation, 1820

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