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The good luck gift which became one of the most famous royal tiaras of all

Queen Camilla has worn one of the most famous tiaras in the Royal Family’s collection for the State Banquet in honour of the President of South Korea.

Her Majesty chose the very modern ruby tiara which was created in the late 20th century for Queen Elizabeth II.

It features rubies which were given to Her Late Majesty as a gift and which are said to bring good luck.

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Made by Garrad and Co., Queen Elizabeth II ordered the Burmese Ruby Tiara in 1973.

It is designed in the form of a wreath of roses with silver and diamonds making up the petals while clusters of gold and rubies form the centre of the flowers.

A total of 96 rubies are mounted on the tiara, with jewels coming from the private collection of Queen Elizabeth II.

The rubies were originally from a necklace that was gifted as a wedding present in 1947 by the people of Burma (now Myanmar.) The rubies are credited as having the ability to protect its owner from sickness and evil.

As for the diamonds on the tiara, they are a wedding present from the Nizam of Hyderabad and Berar, who had a vast jewellery collection of his own.

The tiara has only ever been worn by Queen Elizabeth II and Queen Camilla.

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