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The diamonds that became a royal tiara for just one night

As she stepped into the Royal Opera House for a concert marking one of the biggest political events of her reign, Elizabeth II was the picture of serenity. But just minutes earlier she had had to perform a tiara swap as her jewels fell apart in the back of her royal car. Queen Elizabeth II was on her way to attend the Fanfare for Europe gala in central London on January 3rd 1973 when the…