Queen Elizabeth’s Personal Jewels to go on Display For Platinum Jubilee

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People have witnessed on several occasions, that Her Majesty the Queen has donned one of the most breathtaking jewellery collections in the world. Embarking on another milestone in 2022, which is her Platinum Jubilee, some of the most treasured and well-known jewellery pieces will be put up as a public spectacle.

An unprecedented anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II is taking place. Her glorious decades on the throne will be celebrated, as she is the first-ever British Monarch to have served for over 70 years. Amidst all the gala and joy, this summer, the ornate jewels of Her Majesty will also go on display at three official royal residences. The pomp and show have gone a scale-up as the Queen has personally offered her jewellery collection to put up at Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh. Each display has an intriguing backdrop and shares moments with historic occasions from her unrivalled 70-year reign.

The display in the Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee will walk you through photographs, arts, dresses and pieces of jewellery. Visitors who are willing to tour the royal residences can browse through the exotic collection and prized possessions, including the queen’s brooches, tiaras, her coronation dress, and Robe of Estate, along with her Diamond Diadem.

The Iconic Coronation Dress and Brooches at Windsor Castle

Coronation Dress and Brooches

Specifically, the visitors can find a very significant item, the 1953-Queen’s coronation gown, designed by Norman Hartnell, embellished with the purple silk velvet Robe of Estate at Windsor Castle. These will be open to the public from July 7 to September 26.

Visitors to Windsor Castle will see an array of brooches that the Queen has worn meeting the representatives of Commonwealth countries. These eye-catching collections include the Canadian Maple-leaf Brooch, the New Zealand Silver Fern Brooch, the white and yellow Australian Wattle Brooch and the vibrant Sri Lanka Brooch. Not only these, but visitors will also find the famous Flame-Lily brooch, the emblem of Zimbabwe, which was tacked to the Queen’s mourning clothes when she came back to Britain from Kenya following her father’s demise in 1952.

Diamond Diadem and Delhi Durbar Necklace at Buckingham Palace

Queen Elizabeth’s Personal Jewels Image Credit: imagesvc.meredithcorp.io

The cherished Diamond Diadem, which was originally curated for the exorbitant coronation of King George IV in 1821, but later worn by the queen at her crowning — will be tucked at Buckingham Palace. The shimmering and striking headband is crafted out of 1,333 brilliant-cut diamonds flanked by a pair of a row of pearls, ready to steal the limelight. Next to them will be the portraits of the Queen wearing the jewelled crown, captured by the society photographer Dorothy Wilding, time after the succession.

Keep your eyes out for the incredible Delhi Durbar diamond and pearl lattice choker necklace that features nine emeralds and an 8.8-carat diamond pendant cut from the Cullinan diamond — the largest diamond ever. The Queen inherited the necklace in 1953 from her grandmother, Queen Mary. You can admire her flaunting it in a Wilding’s portrait.

A Range of Outfits and Gifts at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Palace of Holyroodhouse

The Palace of Holyroodhouse will exhibit the numerous outfits that the Queen had worn on several events and occasions, such as the Silver, Golden, and Diamond Jubilees. Alongside the ensembles are the gifts Her Majesty received during official engagements in Scotland and first visits to Edinburgh. This royal house display will run from July 3 to September 25.

The Jubilee weekend will set off on June 2 with a carnival procession, flurry of activity and a pageant.

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Intrigued by the breathtaking beauty and unbelievable diversity around the world, Shambhavi has taken the agenda of inspiring travellers to embark on their new journeys with passion and information. She has a pen in one hand and a camera in the other. She is a food-enamoured introvert who is fond of plants, reads fiction and taps feet to Bollywood music.

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