Prussian Crown Jewels

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The Prussian Crown Jewels is a set of crowns, sceptres and orbs used to crown Kings of Prussia of the Hohenzollern dynasty, which continued to be used as that house became the Kaisers of the German Empire on January 18, 1871.

In contrast with the lavish, heavily bejewelled crowns of other monarchies (e.g. British, Russian), the Prussian crown jewels were sometimes described as "rather plain".

The regalia includes the

  • the imperial(?) Crown of Wilhelm II (1889), or Hohenzollern crown, is the only piece dating from the imperial period, but being very similar to older crowns.

In the absence of further state regalia for the German Empire (1871-1918), the older royal Prussian Crown Jewels were sometimes also regarded as German Crown Jewels:

Both Germany and Prussia became Republics in 1918.

Most of the Prussian regalia are on public display in the Charlottenburg Palace in Berlin. The Crown of Wilhelm II, in his role as King of Prussia, is in the Schloss Hohenzollern in Germany.


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