Queen Elizabeth is not always seen wearing a crown during her daily engagements and there are surprising but sensible reasons why this may be the case.

On the online forum site Quora, royal fans shared their thoughts on why they think the Queen and those that came before her don’t always wear their crown in public.

Malka Gittel Ras Reuven, dame of the royal order of St. Michael of the Wing, said that there is no reason for Her Majesty to wear the crown at all times because it’s a purely ceremonial item and it is also very heavy.

“Insurers would rather they be left in museums than worn at all. They are uncomfortable, too expensive to be worn, subject to damage and of serious historical value… Queen Elizabeth does right to wear this instead,” the source said.

Rob Yorkshire said a similar thing. He said that ceremonial garb all other regal things are incredibly impractical for use in everyday life.

“Royalty are people too and with no reason to make themselves uncomfortable as they have nothing to prove. The pretentious folks, who constantly feel the need to impress with their wealth and material possessions, simply show how morally empty and insecure they are in themselves,” he said.

Eileen Wood, a Republican since 1977, said that there is also no reason for the Queen and other members of the royal family to wear a crown daily because it is uncomfortable. She also said that it would look weird if crowns are worn by royalties on a daily basis.

Another person said that a real Queen doesn’t need a crown to impress the public. Michael Korte said that wearing a crown daily gives royals a higher risk of dropping them and destroying them. Having a crown fixed could be very costly.

But Stephen Phillips said that if the Queen wants to wear a crown every day, she could have a lighter version made for her.

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Queen Elizabeth II smiles as she arrives before the Opening of the Flanders' Fields Memorial Garden at Wellington Barracks on Nov. 6, 2014, in London, England. Getty Images/Stefan Wermuth-WPA Pool