Queen Elizabeth II’s Reign Ends as State Crown, Orb, Sceptre Are Removed From Coffin During Committal Service

Ushering in a new era. Queen Elizabeth II’s reign came to a symbolic end on Monday, September 19, amid the committal service at St George’s Chapel. Toward the end of the ceremony, Her Majesty’s state crown, orb and sceptre, which was bestowed upon her at her June 1953 coronation, were removed from her coffin. The … Continue reading Queen Elizabeth II’s Reign Ends as State Crown, Orb, Sceptre Are Removed From Coffin During Committal Service