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The story of the Imperial State Crown

How does it feel to wear a crown? In this video, the Queen tells us some secrets about her very special Imperial State Crown.

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Language level

Upper intermediate: B2


I must admit I don't know much about this topic but I suppose that a general royal monarch is expected to be able to maintain foreign relationships, committing to important human causes of his country first but not only. It should be a strong values person, not a politician but someone with genuine principles typical of the culture of its country. People under its kingdom should be proud to be represented by their monarch.

I would remember here the late Saudi king Abdullah,whom he died 3years ago.
Saudi Arabia kings are not wearing crowns as jewelry are prohibited for men in Islam.
King Abdullah died at his late eighties, and he was flowed by his brother king Salman

I would expect this person to be an old and important person with a long coat and a crown of course with gloves and probably with a stick and many rings. There would be also servants near him who blow off the dust and every small piece of it. Also the other servants would carry the end of the long coat while the king walks. :)