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tiara != coronet[edit]

The coin in the illustration shows a tiara, not a coronet: as I understand the terms, anyway, a coronet should be a circle all the way around the head, which this tiara clearly isn't. —Tamfang 06:07, 17 April 2007 (UTC)

"Unlike a crown, a coronet never has arches."[edit]

What does "arch" mean here? It isn't explained in this article, or in crown. - (talk) 17:27, 28 February 2009 (UTC)

It's the piece of metal that reaches from one side of the base to the other. However this is only the classical definition. There are crowns that have no arches (eg. Crown of Christian IV of Denmark) and there are coronets that do have arches (eg the various Coronets of Wales). Another definition is that coronets are worn by non-sovereign princes and crowns are worn by sovereigns and their wives, but this definition isn't entirely correct either, as you will see when you read some of our articles... Best, --Cameron* 18:07, 28 February 2009 (UTC)

The official website of the prince of wales at
makes it clear that the single-arch (two half-arches) coronet of the Prince of Wales is a coronet and not a crown. Since the Prince of Wales's Coronet doesn't carry implications of sovereignty, why WOULD it be a crown? The sentence "Unlike a crown, a coronet never has arches" has been inserted without any documentation or support. Why is it arches that make a crown a crown? Why isn't it sovereignty? Until today I have never, in my life, seen any reference to the "crown" of the Prince of Wales. It has always been "coronet". I believe that references to the Prince ofWales's "crown" in this "Coronet" wiki-article are just incorrect. (talk) 07:14, 22 January 2011 (UTC)Christopher L. Simpson
Augmenting my own remarks I find the same usage ("crown" instead of "coronet" on some other wikipedia pages referring to the symbols of the Prince of Wales. Is the same person making all of these edits? (talk) 12:53, 22 January 2011 (UTC)Christopher L. Simpson

Crown for the Garter King of Arms (England etc) & Lord Lyon (Scotland)[edit]

Does anyone know what the crown for the Garter King of Arms (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) looks like? Apparently the office holder for this most senior title in English Heraldry is entitled to wear a crown (called a crown, not a coronet) at the Coronation. There is also a crown made for the Lord Lyon King of Arms (Scotland). If anyone can add a pictorial diagram of either (or even both) to the others in the article that would be of great interest! Thanks Ds1994 (talk) 21:22, 24 November 2009 (UTC)

If memory serves, the crown of an English KoA has eight oak leaves, standing tall and rather narrow; with the motto MISERERE MIHI DEUS on the circlet. —Tamfang (talk) 08:24, 25 November 2009 (UTC)

British Royal Coronet: Version 'Type Five' Other grandchildren of the Sovereign.[edit]

I have reverted back the diagram of the 'Type Five' British Royal Coronet - other grandchildren of the Sovereign (such as children of the daughter of the Sovereign) or any other persons judged eligible to wear it. It is quite possible that the British Sovereign at the next coronation may designate by Royal Patent the use of this type of coronet to any eligible person within the Royal family whom the Sovereign permits to wear it. This is the fifth in a series of 'types' of royal coronet as worn in previous coronations and should therefore be included in the list. Ds1994 (talk) 23:05, 14 December 2010 (UTC)

How about some examples of people who did wear it? (Not for the article itself, but to clarify things here) —Tamfang (talk) 01:42, 15 December 2010 (UTC)
It doesn't need to be 'clarified here'. The Type Five Princely coronet is laid down by Royal Patent and it should be included in the list. But just deleting it Tamfang due to your own personal whim is neither helpful nor in the spirit of Wikipedia. I firmly suggest in future that if you delete things you leave an explanatory note in the discussion page giving the reasons for your deletion. I have provided a note for the re-insertion and you should follow protocol and courtesy and do the same. Deleting information for the sake of it is not acceptable.
But if you do want an example, I can provide one. Alexander Mountbatten, 1st Marquess of Carisbrooke, as a grandson of Queen Victoria (through his mother Princess Beatrice) was permitted to wear the Type 5 Princes Coronet (instead of the coronet of a Marquess).Ds1994 (talk) 20:47, 18 December 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for overcoming your anger long enough to indulge me with that example. Now: did Carisbrooke bear that coronet by automatic right, or by personal warrant? (I ask because I'm not aware that Peter Phillips, for example, has any kind of coronet.) If it's not automatic, then how meaningful is it to say that such a coronet is "for" such grandchildren?
Perhaps you'd humor me further by specifying – with reference to the article history – which of my edits so offended you, so that I can more effectively repent. I did delete a few words here and here but somehow I doubt that's what you have in mind. —Tamfang (talk) 21:27, 18 December 2010 (UTC)
You're missing the point entirely. Whether the coronet is awarded automaticlly or by warrant the design exists as laid down after the Restoration. You're quite right Peter Phillips does not have this coronet but he, and his sister, could be awarded a coronet at the next coronation, and being the children of a daughter of the Sovereign this is the coronet they would be awarded (and quite rightly so in my opinion, as they rank senior in Succession to the throne before TRH's the Dukes of Gloucester and Kent, who wear the Type 4 coronet). Whether it's automatic or awarded is irrelevant: the specific design exists and should be included in the list.
By the way, we may well need to include another design of coronet at the next coronation for the new 'Princess Consort' (if the Duchess of Cornwall does not take the title of Queen). Camilla's coronet will need to be different from Type 2 (sons and daughters of the Sovereign) as it has been laid down by Royal Warrant that Camilla will be senior to all other Princesses of the Blood Royal - so Types 2 and 4 are definitely out, as well of course Type 1 (Heir Apparent, strictly a crown). Any ideas? My guess it may be the Queen Mother's crown but without the arches - the difference with Type 2 being this 'coronet' is studded with precious stones. Ds1994 (talk) 11:26, 19 December 2010 (UTC)
Speaking of missing the point entirely, you persist in refuting a point that I have no interest in making. —Tamfang (talk) 17:18, 19 December 2010 (UTC)

Article dominated by secondary information[edit]

This article seems dominated by trivia about the etiquette of coronets in the British monarchy. But no where does it describe exactly what constitutes a "coronet" or how this differs from a "diadiem," a "tiara," or other permutations of crown.TheCormac (talk) 22:35, 27 March 2012 (UTC)

I believe the first paragraph of the article clearly explains what constitutes a coronet. And coronets are not confined to the British Royal Family: the grades of Duke, Marquess, Earl, Viscount, and Baron (Lords of Parliament in Scotland) are held by Peers outside the Royal family.Ds1994 (talk) 21:38, 30 January 2013 (UTC)

Link to YouTube Video[edit]

I think the Link to the YouTube video showing a coronet being worn should be removed, as the video is not available to be watched outside of the U.K. Also, as the video can be altered, removed, and regulated by a YouTube user, it is inappropriate for Wikipedia (as Wikipedia is an encyclopedia). Essentially, if we leave the link in, it will have to be removed eventually. — Preceding unsigned comment added by KingQueenPrince (talkcontribs) 18:24, 6 September 2012 (UTC)

Earl's Coronet[edit]

The article states that in a two-dimensional representation of an Earl's coronet has five leafs showing. If that is correct, this is incorrect. If the picture is correct, the description is incorrect. Which is it? 101090ABC (talk) 10:01, 23 August 2013 (UTC)

You are correct; I have changed the text to agree with the picture. J S Ayer (talk) 03:31, 28 August 2015 (UTC)

French Marquis Peer[edit]

A depiction is shown in this article of a coronet for a French peer who is a marquis (misspelled "marquess", which is the term used for Britons of that rank) and a different one (no cap of maintenance) for a marquis who is not a peer of France. Even French peerages attached to countships were rare in France outside the royal family, and none were granted from 1500 on, but is there any example at all of a French peerage being attached to a marquisate? The marquisate is, in general, a title granted and borne by nobles in Latin countries and the UK, being non-existent (or rare to the point of non-existence) in Northern and Eastern Europe. So what is the historical source for and evidence of usage of marquisal coronets in such countries? FactStraight (talk) 22:23, 7 September 2015 (UTC)