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The poignant tribute at the Coronation now recorded for history

”Around the Tomb of theUnknown Warrior were arranged spring flowers symbolic of remembrance, including sprigs of rosemary, bay for virtue, bluebells and forget-me-nots for constancy of love, daffodils for chivalry, cowslips, and lilac for memories of youth.” These words, inscribed on the Coronation Roll of King Charles III and Queen Camilla, recall one of the most…
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A royal rarity - an emerald engagement ring

It’s rare to see a royal engagement ring with a flash of green about it. Emeralds aren’t the most popular pick for royal betrothals but the few that have hit the headlines are all rather striking. And as the gem is the birthstone for May, now seems a good time to look at that rarest of royal sparklers – the emerald engagement ring. Queen Victoria’s serpent…
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The dazzling tale of sparkling diamonds worn for an historic royal visit

It’s a single pearl set among dozens of diamonds but despite that sparkling competition, it still shines. And now it’s added a new chapter to its history. For this pearl is part of a brooch that was given to the Royal Family in times of war in the hope that it would always be used by queens. And the decision of Queen Camilla to wear it on day one of her historic State Visit to Kenya in…
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The most famous royal diamonds of all

There were several important pieces and jewels on display at King Charles and Queen Camilla’s Coronation on 6 May 2023 at Westminster Abbey. Three stones, in particular, were centre of attention in the Abbey when The Queen wore Queen Mary’s crown. And the gems are amongst the most famous of all royal jewel: the Cullinan Diamonds.  Buckingham Palace has officially announced that Queen…
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