Why do kings and queens wear crowns?

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The shiny, jewel-covered crown of a king or queen can be beautiful to look at! Aside from being pretty, why do they wear them?

Nobody knows how long members of royal families have used crowns, but these very special headdresses have been used for many, many generations as symbols, meaning that it shows something to people. Crowns are usually thought of as symbols for honor, skill, and power.

Of course, not all crowns have to be made from gold and jewels; some crowns can also be wreath-like. In some cases in history, a leader might also have worn a special warrior’s helmet (instead of a crown) to show power, honor, and skill. Other items are also sometimes used as a sign of royalty or significance, such as rings, swords, robes, scepters (staffs), and more!

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