Stone taken from Snowdon for Queen’s Platinum Jubilee crown
Stone has been taken from Snowdon in order to create a crown that will form the ‘centrepiece’ of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
Rocks were collected from Yr Wyddfa, Scafell Pike in England, Ben Nevis in Scotland and Slieve Donard in Northern Ireland before two fragments were taken from each and incorporated into the base of the crown.
The crown, sitting on a blue and gold cushion, holds up a ‘Commonwealth of Nations Globe’ featuring former parts of the British Empire embossed in gold, silver, diamonds and platinum.
The crown and globe will be held at the Tower of London for the next six weeks until June 2, the first day of the four-day bank holiday weekend.
Bruno Peek, 70, the Queen’s pageantmaster, who designed the globe, said that “I don’t think people have yet realised that this is the last jubilee we will see for many years.
“It is one of the most important this nation has ever celebrated. I wanted to symbolise the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee as well as all of her other jubilees and her 70 years at the head of the Commonwealth.”
The specifics of how the globe will be used in the beacon ceremony have not yet been revealed, but it is understood it will play an important central role.
Bruno Peek added: “We are thrilled that the Commonwealth Globe will go on display at the Tower of London, one of the UK’s iconic buildings. We are looking forward to it being used in the lighting of the Principal Beacon at Buckingham Palace.
“The Queen has been a light to the country and the participation of so many people in the beacons project will be a fitting tribute to her.”
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The last jubilee we will see for a long time, and hopefully the last monarch.
When will the UK move into the 21st century.
People are always predicting ‘the last monarch’,they always say ‘this one is a decent old stick,but when they die…’then the monarch dies the first we hear about it is’the Queen is dead,God save the King’. The only way you an stop this in the UK is by having a revolution,and I do not fancy that at all. Admittedley an independent Wales is a different proposition,but it will not happen during the lifetime of this queen.
Yes. You don’t get rid of fleas by waiting for them to die
By now you’d have though the English monarchs and their clingons would have learn something about robbing other countries.
What do they need to learn about stealing from other countries? They are the recognised world experts at it
Stealing stones from Yr Wyddfa to fill us with patriotic joy at her “nearly a hundred and still not dead” party.
Merely reminds us that England is still stealing stuff from us for their own nefarious ends.
I hope they stole some fossilised sheep poo by accdent
Stealing again, add It to the huge list of all the other things they have taken from their empire. We should make a note so one day we can get It back
Isn’t there a second diamond jubilee for 75 years?
She has plenty of the world’s diamonds. Until she can be fed our life essences to keep her alive forever, a symbolic F-YOU to all the other nations of Greatbritainland will have to do.
I suppose we’re meant to be grateful that the taking of stones from Yr Wyddfa is recognition of Cymru as a nation but then the narrative reverts to the ONE nation insult once again. Annoying theft that it is, we should be less worried about some stones being nicked off the mountain and more worried about whole villages being nicked down our border which end up in neighbouring counties of England. If this stealthy grabbing continues, Aberystwyth will be renamed Chillingfold on Sea (Thank you Harry Enfield for that line) and the eradication will be complete.