A Crowning Connection Crossword Puzzle

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On Fun Trivia, the special "Crossword Architect" crown is awarded for publishing 300 puzzles. This crossword allows the author to join that "sceptred sway". There is one anagram for obscure anatomical structures. Enjoy!
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      1. Russian ruler (until 1917) (var., 4)
      3. Inherited customs and beliefs (10)
      10. Adornment (7)
      11. Russian royal, 1A consort (var., 7)
      12. Exploit (3)
      13. Kind of Games or medal, once awarding laurel wreaths (7)
      14. Mythical fire-breather and winged creature from heraldry (6)
      16. Suffering (5)
      18. Bow (9)
      21. ____ II, Queen of Denmark, 1972- (9)
      24. Symbol of authority (5)
      26. Generational disparity (3,3)
      28. "Sorry! That's out of the question!" (2,3,2)
      30. Venomous snake, symbol of royalty in ancient Egypt (3)
      31. Cloaks or capes; symbols of authority (7)
      32. Connecting rulers and religious elements, organisation whose name means "work of God" (Lat., 4,3)
      33. Royal honorific for George VI or Charles III (3,7)
      34. Invitation or business letter insert (abbr., 4)

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      1. Heraldic device (4,2,4)
      2. Concern (5,2)
      4. Unwilling, not eager (9)
      5. Lavished attention on (5)
      6. LAMA HIT peculiar forebrain sections (anag., 7)
      7. Threatening (7)
      8. Former Iranian leader (4)
      9. Champion's prize (6)
      15. Ritual, relating to formal religious or public events (10)
      17. Constant critic OR knight's onetime steed? (3)
      19. Vertical tie in a roof truss, with a royal connection (5,4)
      20. Chapter in history (3)
      22. Rulers, or those ruling in place of a monarch (7)
      23. Robes, sceptres and such (7)
      24. Alternative, suggested by "heir and spare" (4,2)
      25. Port and city on New Zealand's South Island, known for its Scottish connections (7)
      27. Hard, brilliant lead glass that is used in making artificial jewellery (5)
      29. Eastern nanny (4)