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Royal Jewels

Royal Jewels – The Coronation Necklace

The coronation of 1937 saw Queen Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother) wear this beautiful piece. The necklace had been given to her by her husband to mark their coronation. It was created in the 1840s by Garrard on Queen Victoria’s order after a large amount of the family jewels were claimed by her [read more]

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The Royal Family Order of Elizabeth II

The Royal Family Order of Elizabeth II is an honour that is bestowed on female members of the British Royal Family, and it is worn on formal occasions. The formal practice of family orders was begun by King George IV, though members of the courts sometimes wore the sovereign’s portrait in a bejewelled frame before [read more]