Coronet of Frederick, Prince of Wales
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The Coronet of Frederick, Prince of Wales, is a coronet manufactured in 1728 for Frederick, Prince of Wales, Heir Apparent of King George II of Great Britain. The solid gold single arched coronet was manufactured probably by royal goldsmith Samuel Shales at a cost of £140 5/- (one hundred and forty pounds and five shillings), or approximately £12,000 in today's money. The coronet is sometimes referred to (even by official sources) as a crown.
It is not known if Prince Frederick ever wore it. He died before he could inherit the throne. It was used both by his son, George III and his grandson, George IV when each was Prince of Wales. However it was not worn after the 18th century, instead being carried on a cushion ahead of the Prince in procession.
It was replaced by the Coronet of George, Prince of Wales (later King George V), in 1902. It was used when he took his seat in the House of Lords, where it was placed on a cushion in front of him. It was used by subsequent Princes of Wales in the same fashion, but rarely worn.
The coronet was last used by King Edward VII when he was Prince of Wales.
The single arch coronet is only worn by a Prince of Wales.
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