The Queen’s historic jewels are going on display at Buckingham Palace

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Photo credit: Hulton Archive - Getty Images
Photo credit: Hulton Archive - Getty Images

Buckingham Palace has announced a special display at Buckingham Palace which will showcase some of the Queen’s most historic jewels and portraits from across her reign.

The exhibitions titled, Platinum Jubilee: The Queen’s Accession opens at Buckingham Palace tomorrow (22 July) and is set to feature jewellery from Her Majesty’s private collection as well as famous photographs. Some items have never been on public display before, according to a release.

Many of pieces of the Queen’s jewellery have deep personal and historical connections, including a Cartier necklace made from platinum and 300 diamonds. A post on the official Royal Family Instagram account explained that it was “given to then Princess Elizabeth as a wedding present in 1947 from the Nizam (ruler) of Hyderabad.”

Photographs of the Queen wearing the necklace as a young woman and in more recent years were included in the post, along with a photograph of the Duchess of Cambridge wearing it, on loan from Her Majesty.

Photo credit: Royal Collection Trust
Photo credit: Royal Collection Trust

The Queen is known for being generous with her jewellery collection and often lends pieces to Kate, as she did to Princess Diana.

Other pieces including a bracelet and famous tiara will be available to see at the exhibit alongside the Nizam of Hyderabad necklace. The display is part of the Summer Opening of the State Rooms, which is opening its doors again for the first time since before the pandemic in 2019.

You can find out more details, including further information on the pieces which will be displayed, on the Royal Collection Trust website.

Platinum Jubilee: The Queen’s Accession is included in a visit to the Summer Opening of the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace from Friday, 22 July until Sunday, 2 October 2022.


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