Generous gifts to the monarchy, today all nine of the Cullinans adorn the crown jewels that are worn by Queen Elizabeth and the Royal family. The largest cut diamond in the world, the 530.2 carat, pear-shaped Cullinan I (or Star of Africa) is set as the main stone in the majestic Sceptre with the Cross.
The diamond was presented to queen Victoria in 1850 after the Anglo-Sikh wars in which Britain gained control of the Sikh empire of the Punjab, which is now split between Pakistan and India.
Mary of Teck became Queen Mary, consort of King George V. She was the mother of kings Edward VIII and George VI, and the grandmother of Queen Elizabeth II.
Queen Elizabeth II completes 65 years on the throne as the monarch of Great Britain today. On the occasion of her sapphire jubilee, we take a look at some of the royal family’s most expensive.
On January 1, 1967, the Queen wore the Imperial State Crown along with the diamond necklace she had worn for her coronation. The crown was made for the coronation of King George VI in 1937 and is.
Queen Elizabeth II (Photo: Courtesy) Britain’s Crown Jewels include a “super-deep” diamond that was formed close to the Earth’s core. The Cullinan Diamond is the largest diamond ever.
The Queen owns an incredible number of brooches with floral designs, and this year she wore many of them, including the Diamond Flax Brooch, which she sported for the final day of Royal Ascot.Another stunning, modern piece, the Diamond Daffodil Brooch, was worn for springtime engagements in Dunstable.The Queen also chose her Amethyst Floral Brooch for a celebration of the life of her late.
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After fighting broke out between the Sikhs and the British, The East India Company claimed the diamond as a partial indemnity, and then presented it to Queen Victoria in 1850. When the stone came from India, it weighed l986 carats; it was later recut to l08.93 carats. It was first worn by the Queen in a brooch. It was later set in the State Crown, worn by Queen Alexandra and Queen Mary, and.
Perhaps the most recognisable of all the Queen’s jewellery, the ornate State Diadem (above) has 1,333 diamonds as well as pearls, silver and gold and was made in 1820 for the coronation of George IV. It was a favourite of Queen Victoria, and was used for Elizabeth’s coronation. She has worn it for every state opening of Parliament since 1952.
The Queen Mother famously wore the crown during her and King George VI's joint coronation, as well as during her daughter Queen Elizabeth's coronation in June 1953. It was also placed on top of.
Kohinoor Diamond of India. The Koh-i-Noor is a 106 carats diamond which was once the largest diamond in the world. Previously, it has belonged to various rulers in India; today it lies in the hands of the British royal family and is part of the Crown Jewels. Legend says that the diamond is 5000 years old and was referred to in Sanskrit writings as the Syamantaka jewel. But the first document.
The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee (QES) Scholarship Program is a national scholarship program for student mobility between Canada and the countries of the Commonwealth. The QES is managed through a unique partnership of Universities Canada, the Rideau Hall Foundation (RHF), Community Foundations of Canada (CFC) and Canadian universities. This program is made possible with financial.
The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust, in partnership with Comic Relief, The Royal Commonwealth Society and The University of Cambridge’s Institute of Continuing Education, launched The Queen’s Young Leaders Programme in 2014 at Buckingham Palace. The four-year programme aimed to discover, support and celebrate young people from across the Commonwealth.
Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Leisure Centre See more. The QEII Leisure Centre provides our students, staff and the general public with state-of-the-art facilities including a 25 metre swimming pool, climbing wall, eight court sports hall, fitness suite and dance studio. A comprehensive programme of workout classes are also held at the centre, catering for all fitness levels. There are a.
This diamond-and-ruby necklace with floral detailing was another wedding gift to Queen Elizabeth from her parents, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (and all your parents got you was a blender.
At the age of just 25, Elizabeth II became queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. She came to the throne after the death of her father, King George VI, in 1952. In 2015 she became the longest-reigning British monarch.
The Coronation Necklace and Earrings: This necklace features 26 of those giant diamonds. Set in silver, gold and platinum, the 25 set in the main necklace are a range of sizes up to 11.25 carats. The 26th diamond is the Lahore Diamond, the 22.48 carat pendant which was previously suspended from the Timur Ruby necklace from India. The pendants on the earrings were also formerly part of the.