They were hidden in sacks of wool by Katherine Drummond of Moneydie, Perthshire and carried to Aberdeenshire through territory occupied by Cromwellian forces.
The crown and Stewart Jewels were buried under the floor of a water closet, while the sceptre, sword and wand were hidden inside a wall. The only officials who knew of the hiding places were George VI, the Scottish Secretary of State, the King’s Remembrancer, and the Governor General of Canada.
What happened to the Scottish Crown Jewels?
The story of the Scottish regalia is stranger than fiction. First of all they were hidden to stop them falling into English hands. Then, following the Treaty of Union in 1707, the ancient crown jewels of Scotland disappeared for a century. Rumours circulated that the English had removed them to London.
Did Scotland get the Stone of Destiny back?
In 1996, the stone was officially returned to Scotland. Today, it is one of the priceless treasures on display in the Crown Room, visited by millions of people each year. The stone will only leave Scotland again for a coronation in Westminster Abbey.
Which Castle House has crown jewels?
You’ll find the Crown Jewels under armed guard in the Jewel House at the Tower of London. These gems are a unique working collection of royal regalia and are still regularly used by The Queen for important national ceremonies, such as the State Opening of Parliament.
Who found the Scottish Crown Jewels?
They were removed from the castle and hidden in 1651–60 to keep them from Oliver Cromwell’s army. In 1707, following the Act of Union between England and Scotland, they were locked in a chest and sealed away. In 1818, Sir Walter Scott, the famous novelist, rediscovered the Honours – along with a mysterious silver wand.
What Crown did Mary Queen of Scots wear?
Mary was betrothed to the French prince Francis, and was given jewels to wear which were regarded as the property of the French crown.