Queen Elizabeth II's engagement ring
Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II’s engagement ring

On 9 July 1947, the engagement between Princess Elizabeth and Philip Mountbatten was announced. From Buckingham Palace came the announcement, “It is with the greatest pleasure that the King and Queen announce the betrothal of their dearly beloved daughter the Princess Elizabeth to Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten, RN.” Elizabeth’s engagement ring consisted of diamonds taken from [read more]