The Coronet of Charles, Prince of Wales is a small crown that is part of the Honours of Wales. The coronet is made of gold with diamonds which are set in platinum. It was made in 1969 for the investiture of Prince Charles as Prince of Wales.

The coronet was designed by Louis Osman, and was a gift to Queen Elizabeth II from the Worshipful company of Goldsmiths.   The coronet is kept alongside other Welsh regalia at St James’s Palace in London.

When Edward VIII went into exile, after his abdication in 1936, he took with him the coronet of George Prince of Wales.  The coronet had been created for George V, when he became the Prince of Wales.  He wore it at his father’s coronation in 1902.  George’s son, Edward wore it for his father’s coronation in 1911.  When Edward was invested as Prince of Wales, a new coronet was made and used.  In 1969 it was judged to be impractical to charge the ex-king with the theft of the coronet which was returned to the United Kingdom after his death in 1972

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