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Crown of Alexandra of Denmark 
This is the consort crown of Alexandra of Denmark, the wife of Edward VII. The last consort crown had been stripped down shortly after Queen Adelaide’s coronation and was not fit for use and the previously used crown of Mary of Modena was seen as too theatrical and too old. Thus it was decided that a new crown should be made for Alexandra. 
The crown is less like other British crowns and more closely follows the style of European crowns at the time. It is a shorter crown than usual and contains 8 half arches, instead of the more usual four. The front arch contained a jewelled cross with the Koh-i-Nor diamond in the centre, which has since been replaced with a paste copy. The arches and the inner velvet of the crown are detachable, meaning the crown can be worn as a circlet for other occasions. This crown has not been used as a consort crown since, as a trend had been started for each new consort to have their own crown for the ceremony. 

Crown of Alexandra of Denmark 

This is the consort crown of Alexandra of Denmark, the wife of Edward VII. The last consort crown had been stripped down shortly after Queen Adelaide’s coronation and was not fit for use and the previously used crown of Mary of Modena was seen as too theatrical and too old. Thus it was decided that a new crown should be made for Alexandra. 

The crown is less like other British crowns and more closely follows the style of European crowns at the time. It is a shorter crown than usual and contains 8 half arches, instead of the more usual four. The front arch contained a jewelled cross with the Koh-i-Nor diamond in the centre, which has since been replaced with a paste copy. The arches and the inner velvet of the crown are detachable, meaning the crown can be worn as a circlet for other occasions. This crown has not been used as a consort crown since, as a trend had been started for each new consort to have their own crown for the ceremony. 

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