What are the Sceptre and Orb laid on Queen Elizabeth's coffin?

What are the Sceptre and Orb laid on Queen Elizabeth's coffin?

Queen Elizabeth II's state funeral took place on September 19, 2022.

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There are certain traditional accouterments that are accompanying the Queen's body for the formal service.

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The Sovereign’s Sceptre and Orb are among the many Crown Jewels placed on the Queen's coffin.

Dated back to the 17th century, the two items are key parts of the coronation ceremony when a new monarch officially takes the throne.

While the sceptre is meant to represent the crown’s power and governance, the orb is an important part of the traditional coronation regalia.

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The sceptre has been used in every coronation since 1661. It was later altered to include the massive 530.2-carat Cullinan I diamond.

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From royals to world leaders including US President Biden, 2,000 dignitaries have been invited to the state funeral.

According to reports, Queen's funeral is anticipated to cost more than $10.1 million to the British government.