Queen Elizabeth, the State Opening of Parliament & a Crown delivered in its own carriage!
Did you see the spectacular Imperial State Crown worn by Queen Elizabeth this morning during her annual speech to Parliament? How could one miss a crown so glorious it was delivered in it's OWN CARRIAGE!Let's get to the real details, like how many diamonds are in The Imperial State Crown and how much does that beauty weigh? The Imperial State Crown contains 2,868 diamonds, 273 pearls, 17 sapphires, 11 emeralds, 5 rubies and weighs 2 pounds. We think that's pretty AWEsome!

See more of the Queen's "Blinged-Out Crowns" worn this morningduring The State Opening of Parliament May 9, 2012.