The Queen’s Crown




queen's crown denmark
Photo by Moniek Bloks

While we didn’t see Queen Mary being crowned with the Queen’s Crown, it was used for the Queen’s coronation for over 100 years.

This crown was made in 1731 for Queen Sophie Magdalene (born of Brandenburg-Kulmbach) as she refused to wear the crown of her predecessor, Anna Sophie Reventlow, whom she hated.

The Coronation of Christian VI and Sophie Magdalene (public domain)

The crown was made by the court jeweller Frederik Fabritius, and the stones are believed to have come from the crown of Queen Sophie Amalia (born of Brunswick-Calenberg).

It was last used for the coronation of Queen Caroline Amalie (born of Augustenburg) in 1840.






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My name is Moniek and I am from the Netherlands. I began this website in 2013 because I wanted to share these women's amazing stories.

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