On June 6, 1654, in a public ceremony, Queen Christina abdicated the throne of Sweden. The members of her council removed her regalia. However, Count Per Brahe, who was supposed to remove her crown, could not bring himself to do it. Christina removed the crown herself.
Very interesting! I wonder how the monarch who succeeded her felt about Per Brahe's presumed intense loyalty to her. I also wonder if Per Brahe has anything to do with Tycho Brahe, famed astronomer.
Off to research more about this, including why she abdicated! Thanks, Cyril!